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Npower has announced a restructure of its UK business that unions warn threatens 4,500 UK jobs.

The move could also lead to a lead to the closure of a number of call centres, it is claimed.

The energy giant has been struggling for years due to fierce competition in the industry.

The news has been described as a “body blow” by one union official, coming just weeks before Christmas.

Workers will be given details at briefings later on Friday.

Johannes Teyssen, chief executive of Npower’s owners E.ON said: “The UK market is currently particularly challenging. We’ve emphasised repeatedly that we’ll take all necessary action to return our business there to consistent profitability.

“For this purpose, we’ve put together proposals and already begun discussing them with British unions.”

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