Shell jobs facing axe rise to 5,000 after BG deal
Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday announced plans to cut an additional 2,200 jobs after its £35bn takeover of BG Group in February.

The energy company had previously said it expected to shed 2,800 staff as a result of the BG deal, on top of 7,500 Shell jobs and contractor roles it was already planning to remove because of the oil price collapse.

But now Shell, which is listed in the UK and the Netherlands, is increasing the number of jobs going after the BG takeover to 5,000.

At the end of last year, Shell had 90,000 employees, while BG had 4,600. Some investors have criticised the BG takeover, accusing Shell of overpaying for its smaller rival, particularly at a time of low oil prices. Read more