600 redundancies at Comet home delivery arm

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Comet’s administrators have made more than 600 of the retailer’s home delivery staff redundant.

They said the network would continue to operate, although with a significantly reduced workforce at each of the 12 locations, to complete deliveries and continue to support the repairs operation.

In addition, the Administrators have had to make a further 132 employees redundant from Comet’s head office and support functions

So far there have been no redundancies at Comet stores. However, the administrators confirmed on Saturday (17th) that up to 41 Comet stores may have to close between now and the end of November, unless a buyer can be found for the business.

Joint administrator Chris Farrington of Deloitte said: “Discussions continue to take place with parties who have expressed interest in parts of the business. However, it is unfortunately necessary to begin a store closure programme and to scale back the company’s support functions.

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