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

468 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Marks & Spencer has announced plans to close 14 of its struggling stores in a move which will result in the loss of 468 jobs. The retailer has said that six of the fourteen stores will close in April 2018, with the remainder set for closure by the end of 2018. Consultation over the proposed closures is understood to be underway. The retailer has stated that it will try to offer redeployment to other sites wherever possible in order to avoid redundancies.


  • 31 January 2018: The Telegraph
  • 7 February 2018: The Sun


Eurofound (2018), Marks & Spencer, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93274, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93274.