Burberry to cut hundreds of jobs due to pandemic’s ‘severe impact’ on sales


Luxury goods retailer Burberry has announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs as it attempts to recover from the effects of the coronavirus on its sales.

The retailer said that 150 UK office jobs were at risk of going as it sought to cut costs to “reinvest in customer-facing activities”, with a further 350 jobs around the world being reviewed. 

The London-based brand said it had begun consultations with affected UK staff and hoped to minimise redundancies through redeployments where possible.

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