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Shell ends the ‘final salary era’

The news… was quietly posted on the Shell pensioners’ website just before Christmas… read more

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Shell to shut its main UK research base and transfer its work overseas

Hundreds of scientists to be relocated as oil multinational aims to shift most research and development work to Germany by 2014…

Shell staff told the Guardian privately that they were “seething”…

Terry Macalister: guardian.co.uk, Sunday 15 January 2012 15.12 GMT

Shell, led by Peter Voser, is to close its technology centre in Thornton, Cheshire. Photograph: Guido Benschop/AFP/Getty Images

Shell is to shut its main UK research and development base and transfer the work overseas in a bitter blow to Britain’s knowledge economy.

Hundreds of senior scientists working at the centre at Thornton in Cheshire will be scattered to other offices in a move that follows the sale of the nearby Stanlow refinery and is seen by some as a more general retreat by Shell from the UK.

Shell Technology Centre Thornton has been the base for developing biofuels and more traditional fuels for customers that include the Ferrari Formula One racing team. read more

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