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Twinings loses €12m Polish factory grant

Twinings loses €12m Polish factory grant

By Ben Bouckley

The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that it has cancelled Twinings application for a €12m (£10.6m) grant to build a new factory in Poland, where the new site will eventually cost up to 392 UK jobs.

MEP fears 'stupid' DWP decision on Twinings jobless

MEP fears 'stupid' DWP decision on Twinings jobless

By Ben Bouckley

A UK MEP says the government would be "criminally stupid” not to apply for specialist EU support for Twinings workers set to lose their jobs when tea production transfers to Poland.

Twinings denies trouble brewing in Poland

Twinings denies trouble brewing in Poland

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

Twinings has denied USDAW claims that its new Polish plant is experiencing teething problems, as the union maintains pressure on the firm to repay a controversial grant that helped establish the site.

No EC demand that Twinings repay €12m Polish grant

No EC demand that Twinings repay €12m Polish grant

By Ben Bouckley

The European Commission (EC) has questioned the role played by the Polish authorities in Twinings’ application for a controversial €12m grant to build a factory that will see almost 400 UK jobs axed, but has not asked that the money be repaid.

Twinings Tea

Unions urge govt to probe "disgraceful" Twinings fund

By Ben Bouckley

The Trades Union Congress has written to business secretary Vince Cable asking him to investigate whether Twinings received EU funds to “relocate” production from the UK to a new Polish factory, given that UK jobs could be lost as a result.

EC quizzes Polish authorities on Twinings factory fund

EC quizzes Polish authorities on Twinings factory fund

By Ben Bouckley

The EU Commission is seeking “formal guarantees” from the Polish authorities that Twinings is not using an EU funding award to invest in a multi-million euro factory that will see the relocation of UK production facilities abroad.

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