Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

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

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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Laura Ashley to appoint administrators as coronavirus hits funding bid

17 Mar 2020

Struggling fashion and homeware retailer Laura Ashley is to appoint administrators in what is thought to be one of the...

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Flybe collapses with loss of 2,000 jobs

5 Mar 2020

More than 2,000 jobs have been lost at airline Flybe, which has gone into administration after the government withdrew a...

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Dominic Chappell ordered to pay £9.5m to BHS pension funds

14 Jan 2020

The Pensions Regulator has ordered former British Homes Stores owner Dominic Chappell to contribute £9.5m to two pension schemes connected...

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Mothercare to close all UK stores as it enters administration

6 Nov 2019

Mothercare has gone into administration, putting 2,800 UK jobs at risk. All of the baby goods retailer’s 79 UK stores will be closed...

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Mothercare UK to enter administration with 2,500 jobs at risk

4 Nov 2019

Mothercare has announced plans to put its UK operations into administration, putting about 2,500 jobs at risk with the closure...

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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Hays Travel buys Thomas Cook shops saving 2,500 jobs

9 Oct 2019

As many as 2,500 jobs at Thomas Cook could be saved after Hays Travel agreed to buy the collapsed travel...

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Former Thomas Cook staff to take legal action

27 Sep 2019

MPs to investigate role of 'corporate greed' in company collapse; allegedly flawed redundancy procedures are cue for legal action

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