‘Tough choices about which staff to retain will soon come to a head’

Tony Gregg November 2020

Boris Johnson’s statement to the nation on Monday contained good and bad news for retailers. The good news is that non-essential retail will be allowed to reopen from April 12 barring a reversal in infection and vaccination trends.

For those retailers whose ability to trade has been severely reduced during lockdowns the most pressing questions will be around future headcount requirements, both in stores and head offices.

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