DMGT rejects claim that 300 staff will go from London titles

Daily Mail and General Trust has embarked on a major cost-cutting programme across its London-based papers.

The Guardian reported today that up to 300 staff could go across the Mail titles, Evening Standard, Metro and London Lite.

A source at DMGT has rejected that figure to Press Gazette and said that no final cost reductions have been finalised, but admitted the group – in common with many other publishers – was looking at costs in response to the current downturn.

Piecemeal reports have been coming out in recent weeks about redundancies across the Associated Newspapers titles.

Several journalists in the Evening Standard sports department and the Mail picture desk are understood to have gone.

Press Gazette has also been told that 15 staff have gone from the Associated Newspapers library – which one source claimed is being outsourced overseas.

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