Home emergency business Homeserve is to cut 300 jobs as it braces itself for a fall in customer numbers to below two million.
The company, which is still the subject of a mis-selling investigation by the Financial Services Authority, employs more than 2,000 people across Britain, including at centres in Walsall and Preston.
It has over two million customers but it expects that figure to drop to around 1.9 million by next March.
Boyle: Hard times to blame for Games lull
Danny Boyle said today he believed hard financial times have made it difficult for the spirit of the Games to last.
The 2012 Olympics creative director, who was praised for his work in masterminding London's £27 million Olympic opening ceremony, said he felt the positive effect of the Games before they started and after they ended.
Striking health worker speaks
Calderdale Trade Union Council confirmed today that a health worker involved in strike action against pay cuts will speak at its next meeting.
Unison clerical and other staff at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust have been taking strike action over plans to cut their wages.
Calderdale TUC will meet on Wednesday March 27 in Committee Room D at Halifax Town Hall at 7.30pm.