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Union calls for tax cuts to save Ericsson Coventry jobs

The entrance to the Ericsson site in Coventry
Ericsson said it wanted to move R&D to a lower cost country

Union leaders met government ministers to negotiate a way to save the Ericsson factory in Coventry on which 700 local jobs depend.

The union Unite asked the government for short-term tax breaks of up to £20m to persuade the firm to stay in the UK.

The Swedish firm only moved to Ansty Park in May but said it would move its research and development unit by the middle of next year to help save costs.

The telecommunications company said it wanted to move to a lower cost country.

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