Dyson to cut almost a third of its UK workforce

Dyson to cut almost a third of its UK workforce

Sir James Dyson’s gadget empire is to axe almost a third of its British workforce as it battles against fierce competition. In an announcement on Tuesday, the billionaire inventor’s company said it was proposing to lay off an estimated 1,000 of its 3,500 UK-based employees. Dyson’s chief executive, Hanno Kirner, said the “painful” redundancies had been decided following a review of worldwide operations that was commissioned earlier this year. It is understood the review was launched before the general election …