A second ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown in October could see a further 5,000 UK stores close

It is estimated that 20,000 stores will fall into administration by the end of the year, even before a second lockdown scenario

The UK high street has been fighting for its survival since the outbreak of the coronavirus, with enforced lockdowns followed by concerned consumers dramatically hitting sales.

Within beauty, this has resulted in hundreds of redundancies, including at Debenhams . . .

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