HP to axe another 1,300 UK jobs

This follows a previous announcement in June, cutting 900 jobs and takes total HP job losses to 4000

The world's biggest computer maker Hewlett-Packard has said that it would axe 1,300 jobs in the UK and move production overseas.

The move comes on top of the company's decision in June to cut 900 jobs, taking the total number of jobs shed in the country to about 4000 in two years, noted the Unite union.

The union's national officer Peter Skyte said that despite significant profits, HP appears "hell-bent on continuing to butcher its highly skilled UK workforce," adding that employee morale at HP was at an "all time low".

According to HP, the cutbacks are part of a $1bn (£629m) plan to restructure its services business, which was confirmed in June. The company plans to axe a total of 9,000 staff from its global workforce, while filling 6,000 new posts, The Independent reports.

HP has offices across the UK including in Bracknell, London, Bristol, Erskine and Belfast.