ICL, a global manufacturer of essential minerals, has today announced 140 job losses at Boulby Potash mine in North Yorkshire.
Under the restructuring, the company has also announced that it is to seek approval from the North York Moors Park Authority to extend its planning permission for a further 40 years.
At the same time as accelerating Polysulphate production the mining of the remaining reserves of potash will continue at a lower rate until completed.
The company says the need to realign potash production reflects the continuing decline in potash prices. As a consequence, ICL UK has begun consultation with the recognised trade union job losses by the end of the year.