Britain ready to support Rolls-Royce employees over job cuts

Britain’s government stands ready to help those affected by a plan at engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L) to cut at least 9,000 jobs, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

The spokesman said that although the plan to cut more than a sixth of Rolls-Royce’s workforce was distressing news for employees, the government would be ready to help them and would work with Rolls-Royce and other companies on supporting the sector.