Lay-offs for 20 at The History Press

<p>At least 20 staff at The History Press (THP) are said to be facing redundancy as the local history group begins a restructure. The cuts are believed to be primarily in editorial and marketing.</p><p>THP c.e.o. Tony Morris would not comment directly on job losses but said the group was reorganising the editorial department &quot;to bring more clarity to our publishing and to focus on what we do best&quot;. He added: &quot;Right now we&rsquo;re in the middle of a consultation process so it would be improper for me to comment until there has been a formal announcement in a month&#39;s time.&quot;</p><p>THP, the group formed by Alan Sutton&#39;s former backers NPI Media, currently employs about 170 people. One THP employee said staff were &quot;running scared&quot;. He added: &quot;Editorial has been running understaffed for the last 18 months. Having fewer people will make delivering books virtually impossible.&quot;</p>