FINANCIAL services company Computershare, which bought HML from Skipton Building Society in 2014 for £47.5 million, has made some redundancies.

The number of people losing their jobs at the site, near the Gargrave Road roundabout, is unclear, but the losses were confirmed by the company on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Computershare said: “Like any business, we regularly review our operational footprint to make sure it is fit for purpose.

“In July last year we began a restructure of our UK mortgage servicing business.

“This restructure has involved a reduction in the number of roles at Computershare Loan Services in the UK.

“As ever we have communicated regularly with our staff throughout the process.”

When HML was sold to Computershare it had 1,300 employees across four sites, with 800 working at the Skipton site.

Last summer the company is understood to have shed 20 positions from its Derry office, in Northern Ireland.