Marks & Spencer to keep all stores closed on Boxing Day

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer will keep all 1,000 of its UK and Ireland stores closed on Boxing Day this year to give staff more time to spend with their loved ones.

This will mark the second consecutive year that M&S has shut its stores on Boxing Day, giving its 70,000-strong UK and Ireland workforce an additional day off over the festive period.

Chief executive Steve Rowe wrote to staff last week informing them of the decision, which was made earlier this year compared with 2020 to allow staff more time to arrange their Christmas plans.

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