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Jessops – is administration a euphemism for obliteration?

Sadly, yesterday another retailer went into administration, this time Jessops, the high street camera chain. For the time being it continues to trade but the jobs of its 2000 employees in 200 stores are under threat. Surprisingly, Christmas can be a bad time for retailers – rents are due on Christmas Day and if the expected bumper sales don’t materialise, the money may not be there to pay them.

Obviously it’s not going to get any easier for ‘bricks and mortar’ store chains with the continuing increase in online sales, but there’s a more fundamental problem – apart from the massive …

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  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 28th Aug - 11:55am
    Richard - It's the unionist parties that started the threatening, by categorically ruling out a currency union, despite, for example, Alistair Darling being on record...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 28th Aug - 11:53am
    Martin, the point regarding the pound is very simple - It is perfectly acceptable for the Scots to have the pound and the stability offered...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 28th Aug - 11:43am
    @Martin. Scotland already has a responsibility to repay a proper proportion of the UK's national debt. So Salmond's "generosity" in offering this is no generosity...
  • User AvatarMartin 28th Aug - 11:39am
    Richard Dean: The threat is on the other (NO) side. Salmond explicitly stated that with a currency agreement he would support taking responsibility for a...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 28th Aug - 11:24am
    David Allen I don’t think it’s “education, education, education”, I do think it’s “Clegg, Clegg, Clegg”. It’s Clegg, fees, Clegg, NHS, Clegg, bedroom tax, Clegg,...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 28th Aug - 11:24am
    @T-J That is why it's a political mistake. By threatening me personally with a bill of over £2000 for Scottish independence, Salmond has changed the...