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Chamber reacts to Boots job losses

Responding to an announcement that Boots plans to close stores and cut more than 4,000 jobs, including in its Nottingham head office, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), said:

“This is going to be a very difficult time for everyone who is affected by the job losses and our thoughts are with these people.

“What this highlights very starkly is the scale of the challenge facing the UK economy as a whole, and retail in particular. That’s why it’s important the Government brings through measures that support a safe reopening of the economy – giving consumers confidence to spend, and reassure businesses there is a future for them to be investing in their staff and services.”