MP acts over possible BHS job losses in Harlow

Politics / Tue 26th Apr 2016 pm30 03:48pm

By Eric White

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has asked for reassurances over the possibility of job losses at British Home Stores in Harlow, following news the company is in the process of filing for administration.

The MP has sent a letter to BHS in Harlow, with hopes of discussing later this week any concerns employees at the store may have.

The BHS store in Harlow is located in the Harvey Centre and is one of the longest standing stores in the centre.

Halfon also hopes to find out just how secure the future of BHS is, as a future that is not secured could potentially lead to the closure of many of its stores across the country.

Halfon has sent a letter to the CEO Darren Topp in order to find out what efforts are being made to secure the future of the company and secure the jobs of its employees, which includes many workers in Harlow.

This all comes after it became apparent up to 11,000 workers’ jobs across all of the BHS branches were potentially at stake following the company going into administration.

Furthermore, the MP has also sent a letter to Duff and Phelps and expressing similar concerns.

In a statement, Halfon said:

“My heart goes to BHS workers who have difficult and uncertain futures. I have contacted the Government and BHS to ask how their employment rights and pensions are to be protected. I have asked and hope to hold a meeting with Harlow BHS management. I will be pleased to meet or contact any BHS worker who has individual concerns.”

Closure of BHS would mean the end of 88 years of existence for the retailer.

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