Pharmaceuticals giant Novartis has announced job losses at their Horsham site in West Sussex.
The Swiss giants released a statements that explained Novartis planned to reduce numbers at the site, which currently employs 950 people.
The move follows a similar cut by Pfizer in February, who announced they were closing their research and development facility at their Sandwich site in Kent and represents huge blow for the UK’s pharmaceutical research industry.
Whilst they didn’t reveal how many jobs would be lost they did explain that the plans would be implemented over the next two years.
“With significant changes in healthcare systems aimed to contain or cut cost, this critical assessment and the subsequent potential changes to the Novartis UK organisation are key to maintain significant investment in innovative drugs and our research efforts in the UK,” said Sue Webb, a general manager at the site.