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Reports: easyJet opens talks about moving its HQ away from the UK

easyJet are reportedly in talks about moving away from the UK. Credit: PA

Luton-based airline easyJet has reportedly opened talks with EU governments about moving its HQ away from the UK.

It comes a day after the firm pledged that the headquarters would stay in Luton and that jobs with the company were safe.

Speaking to ITV News Anglia yesterday, Commercial Manager Neil Slaven said that the company is committed to staying in the UK.

"easyJet was born in Luton 20 years ago and we've been very successful operating from Luton over that time," he said.

"We continue to be successful in Luton, and we're absolutely there to stay."

However, Chief Executive Carolyn McCall has apparently suggested in private meetings this week that a move away from Britain is "almost inevitable" as a result of the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote.

ITV News Anglia has contacted easyJet asking for a statement but has so far received no response.

The company currently employs around 1,000 people at its Bedfordshire base.

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