Harveys and Bensons become latest retail casualties

From: The Telegraph New owner sought for furniture chain after falling into administration, while Bensons for Beds is bought back by owner in a pre-pack deal. Furniture retailer Harveys has collapsed into administration as the high street fights to recover from lockdown.   Administrators at PwC will try to find a buyer for Harveys in …
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All TM Lewin stores to close with 600 jobs lost

Shirt-maker says it can no longer afford rent and other costs for its stores, which have been closed since lockdown was imposed. TM Lewin stores will disappear from the high street after it became the latest retailer to collapse into administration at the cost of 600 jobs.  The shirt-maker’s assets have been bought back by its owner Torque …
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EasyJet plans to close bases and cut staff

EasyJet says it has begun consultations on plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle. It follows an announcement by the airline that it may need to reduce staff numbers by up to a third because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Unite union said nearly 1,300 UK crew members faced losing their jobs. Pilots’ …
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Top 6 tips if you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19

If you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19, you’re not alone. Sadly, this pandemic has cost many professionals their livelihoods; with lots of businesses having to close and many making redundancies as a result.   But despite ongoing uncertainty, it’s important not to give up hope. Although it feels like it right now, the entire world hasn’t come to …
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Aviation services firm Swissport to cut more than 4,500 UK jobs

From The Guardian Airport ground handling firm begins consultation process on back of coronavirus crisis. The airport ground handling company Swissport is planning to cut more than 4,500 jobs in the UK as the aviation industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which handles services such as passenger baggage and cargo for airlines, on …
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Hundreds made redundant as Norfolk’s Bertram Books files for administration

Bertram Books based in Norwich, Norfolk, UK has collapsed into administration, making the majority of its 459 employees redundant with immediate effect. The bookseller, famously founded in a chicken shed in 1968 before moving to the Broadland Business Park, appointed joint administrators Turpin Barker Armstrong this week. The company, which operates as Bertram Trading, entered …
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