By Marcus Leach

In a bid to reduce company overheads British Gas has announced that they will cut 850 jobs.

"If we are going to remain competitive and offer the best prices for our customers, we need to reduce our costs," said spokesperson Sian Callaghan.

The firm went on to say that the proposed cuts would come on management and support roles.

However, the company was unable to say what parts of the country would be effected by the cuts.

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