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Mothercare staff denied redundancy pay as UK retailer collapses

Staff at the collapsed UK retailer Mothercare will receive nothing in redundancy pay, it has emerged, as the business made clear its plans to enter administration just weeks ahead of the Christmas season.

Workers have instead been advised to apply for statutory redundancy by visiting the Government’s website. This follows reports that Mothercare bosses took home more than £500,000 in bonuses earlier this year.

Mothercare chairman, Clive Whiley received £240,000, chief executive Mark Newton-Jones got £158,000, and finance boss Glyn Hughes received £163,000 in bonuses.

The UK arm of the business went into administration last week, with all 79 stores to close over a phasing out period.

Statutory Redundancy is a Government scheme but it is usually limited to a week’s pay for each year’s service.

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