Oil giant warned last year that merger with BG would hit workers hard
Staff in Reading and Manchester have option move to London head office
Plans to put all London and South East operations into central London
By MARK SHAPLAND FOR THIS IS MONEY: 25 April 2016
Oil giant Shell is pushing ahead with plans to cut jobs and close three offices following its billion dollar takeover of rival BG Group earlier this year.
The cost-cutting drive will trigger the closure of the former BG Group headquarters in Reading and company offices in Aberdeen and Manchester.
The 1,600 staff employed at the sites who do not want to relocate will be offered voluntary redundancy.
The firm warned last year that the impact of its mega-merger with BG Group would hit workers hard.