Microsoft workers in Enfield could be set to lose their jobs as about 10,000 roles are set to be axed.

The US tech firm has about 6,000 workers and six main offices in the UK – its Reading UK headquarters and sites in Enfield, Paddington, Cambridge, Manchester and Edinburgh.

The group said the cuts – almost 5 per cent of its workforce – were being made in response to “macroeconomic conditions and changing customer priorities”.

According to Microsoft, the job losses will be completed by the end of September.

Employees have bene notified of the layoffs, some of which begin immediately.

The company said it will also be making changes to its hardware portfolio and consolidating its leased office locations.

It will take a charge of about $1.2 billion US (£976 million) in the second quarter from the actions.

Details of the job cuts follow reports on Tuesday over the planned layoffs and come after Microsoft already slashed some roles last year, although numbers were not confirmed at the time.

Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft, said: “While we are eliminating roles in some areas, we will continue to hire in key strategic areas.”

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