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.
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.
The controversial restructuring of Associated British Foods’ (ABF’s) Twinings tea division is progressing to plan with capacity expansion in China “well under way” and construction of a new €45m (£37.7m) factory in Poland planned to commission early next...
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.
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.