Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

390 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Fashion retailer New Look has announced plans to cut 390 jobs from across its network of 593 UK stores. The move follows consultation over around 1,000 roles. After the consultation 390 deputy store manager and sales manager roles will be made redundant, as the retailer bids to achieve a different balance between senior and junior roles. 430 staff have been retained, around 100 staff resigned and 20 have been offered deferred redundancy. New Look will also seek to recruit 250 supervisors with many expected to come from the 390 redundancy pool.  


  • 24 October 2017: Retail Week
  • 25 October 2017: Retail Gazette
  • 24 October 2017: Drapers


Eurofound (2017), New Look, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 92387, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92387.