Category Archives: Private sector

Fate of five shops in Kingston unclear as closures announced

The future of five Kingston shops is uncertain after their parent company announced a nationwide closure programme.

Top Shop, BHS, Burton, Wallis and Dorothy Perkins are all owned by the Arcadia Group, which yesterday reported a 38 per cent fall in profits.

The group’s owner Sir Philip Green said 250 stores could close over the next three years depending on the outcome of lease renegotiations with land lords.

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Jobs at risk at BAE New Malden and on the high street

From Kingston Guardian

BAE has announced 19 posts in New Malden could be at risk as part of the shedding of 3,000 jobs across the country.

The defence giant said the cuts in the borough were “associated with reducing workload on information programmes and the need to remain competitive”.

The latest job losses add to ongoing public sector cuts, which saw Kingston Council make 63 staff redundant last year, and Kingston Hospital announce plans to cut 486 posts over the next five years.

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