Chesterfield’s BHS to close within days

Anyone hoping to grab one of the final bargains from BHS in Chesterfield will only have until the end of the week to do so before it closes its doors for the final time.

The beleaguered high street retailer has given notice that a group of 30 stores will close at the end of trading on Saturday 30th July with the store in Vicar Lane among those to go.

The group are the second to go after 20 stopped trading last weekend including in Burton-on-Trent, Wigan and Preston.

Along with the Chesterfield branch stores in Derby, Sheffield Moor, Rotherham and Mansfield all have less than a week to go before they close.

The move comes after the retail giant, who was first founded in Brixton, London in 1928, collapsed despite being sold by Sir Philip Green to Dominic Chappell for £1.

Today (Monday 25th July) MPs delivered a damming report about the ownership of Sir Philip Green and accused him of being the “unacceptable face of capitalism.” as well as accusing him of leaving the company on “life support” when he sold it.

Sir Philip is understood to have left the company with a £571million hole in its pension pot which, according to the MPs, was a major factor in the demise of the company.

Now the 11,000 staff that remains with the company, which started out under the name of British Home Stores, have been told they face redundancy consultations in the coming weeks.

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