Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.54 - Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 February 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2019


Home appliance retailer Brighthouse has announced plans to close 30 of its shops which will result in the loss of 350 jobs. The store which operates on a rent-to-own model is making the changes ahead of new regulatory arrangements, due in April 2019, which will cap the total amount payable under these terms. Brighthouse has informed staff of the plans, and intends to close stores within two months, meaning that closures should take effect before the legislation changes. The locations of the affected stores have been reported. 



Eurofound (2019), Brighthouse, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96692, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96692.