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Perthshire politicians to meet with OVO bosses this week over jobs fears

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Perthshire politicians have revealed they will this week meet with OVO bosses to discuss potential job losses. The energy giant announced last week it was closing its Perth office where it is understood around 700 OVO employees are based.Local SNP MSPs John Swinney and Jim Fairlie and MP Pete Wishart have arranged a meeting with the company's senior management on Wednesday.OVO took over the retail arm of SSE in January 2020.Last Thursday OVO announced it was restructuring.

The restructuring programme will see OVO reduce its number of UK offices from 10 to three. They will be in London, Bristol and Glasgow.

Its Perth base at Grampian House on Dunkeld Road will close. OVO has confirmed it has launched a voluntary redundancy programme but the number of workers taking voluntary redundancy is uncertain at this point.A new OVO Academy will be opened in Glasgow.

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