University of Manchester to axe 171 staff amid Brexit concerns

University points to threats to future income as union chiefs criticise ‘short-term cuts that will cause long-term damage’

Britain’s largest university has set out plans to axe 171 jobs, mostly academic positions in the faculties of arts, languages, biology, medicine and business.

Munc 1aThe University of Manchester blamed new government legislation and the prospect of Brexit as major factors threatening its…

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