Insolvency

Fears for 5,000 steel jobs as financial backer appoints administrator

Around 5,000 UK steel jobs are at risk as one of the industry’s financial backers has gone into administration.
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Ex-Arcadia Group staff seek pay-out for alleged redundancy failings

10 Feb 2021

Law firms claim the Arcadia Group did not properly consult with employees ahead of mass redundancies.

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Paperchase deal saves 1,000 jobs

29 Jan 2021

Around 1,000 jobs at stationary retailer Paperchase – about two-thirds of its workforce – have been saved.

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Bonmarché and Ponden Home deal saves 2,000 jobs

13 Jan 2021

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Bonmarché and Ponden Home have been bought out of administration, safeguarding almost 2,000 jobs.
The stricken retailers...

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Theatre staff who learned of job losses on social media win pay-out

5 Jan 2021

Twenty-three former theatre employees have been awarded 90 days’ pay after they found out they were losing their jobs via...

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Paperchase to go into administration, citing lockdown woes

5 Jan 2021

Stationery firm Paperchase is preparing to appoint administrators as its stores are forced to close in another lockdown that has...

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12,000 jobs at risk as Debenhams set to close

1 Dec 2020

Some 12,000 Debenhams employees could lose their jobs after talks to buy the struggling department store chain fell through.
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Arcadia Group goes into administration

1 Dec 2020

Arcadia Group, the retail empire owned by Sir Philip Green, has collapsed into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk.
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Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

7 Oct 2020

As the UK heads into a worrying winter, Charlie Thompson examines the risks for senior teams as they manage the...

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Bearers of bad news: what HR needs to know about insolvency

30 Sep 2020

With so much economic strife on our doorstep HR leaders will have to take a deep breath and confront the difficult issue of company insolvency.

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Debenhams: what the insolvency process means for employees

20 Aug 2020

As troubled department store chain Debenhams begins to draw up plans for its potential liquidation, Chris Laughton looks at what...

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Former Jamie’s Italian staff win pay out after redundancy consultation failure

4 Jun 2020

More than 60 former employees of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group, which went into administration last year, have been...

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Oasis and Warehouse in administration as sale talks collapse

15 Apr 2020

Women’s fashion retailers Oasis and Warehouse have appointed administrators, with the immediate loss of 200 jobs and more than 2,000...

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High Court offers clarity around furlough during administration

14 Apr 2020

A High Court judgment has provided clarity around how administrators should apply the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees whose...

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Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

31 Mar 2020

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

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