Coty factory workers to receive government support

By Lucy Tandon Copp 27-Apr-2017

The closure of Coty’s Northumberland factory is still pending consultation, however, Conservative MP Jo Johnson confirms if a shut down does occur, the government it will provide assistance to its 450 workers

MP Jo Johnson // ©10 Downing Street

Workers at Coty’s Seaton Delaval factory in Northumberland will receive government assistance if it closes down in 2018.

At an adjournment debate held on 20 April, Conservative MP Jo Johnson said that the announcement has come as “a bitter blow” to the employees concerned, but reassured that the government would provide assistance to those affected if the site is shut.

He said that the government would encourage Coty to contact Job Centre Plus “as soon as possible” to discuss appropriate support that can be delivered locally.

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