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Deloitte confirms Comet redundancies

Date Added: 16/11/2012  

Deloitte has confirmed that more than 300 members of staff at Comet are being made redundant as part of the firm's administration.

There are fears most of the company's 6,600-strong workforce are going to lose their jobs in the end, but at the moment Deloitte stated there are no plans for further redundancies.

The majority of those who have been told their positions are being lost work in head office and central functions, it was revealed by Deloitte.

Close to 100 roles will be going at Rickmansworth, with more than 50 going in Hull and over 40 being lost at the call centre in Clevedon.

Neville Kahn, joint administrator, commented: "All 236 Comet stores continue to trade as normal and staff will continue to be paid for the work they do while Comet is trading in Administration. We remain extremely grateful to the staff and management for their continued loyalty and support at what is clearly a very difficult time."

He added that Deloitte is working as hard as it can to preserve jobs, while confirming that negotiations are ongoing with a number of parties that have expressed interest in taking on part of the business.

Nick Edwards and Chris Farrington of Deloitte are also joint administrators at Comet and the move to put the firm in administration was confirmed earlier in the month.

Comet recently launched a liquidation sale in a bid to raise some money towards the upkeep of the company, but this was criticised by many customers due to the perceived lack of savings on offer at its stores around the country.

Discounts are not available online and some members of the public pointed out items have seen their prices cut by only around 10 per cent.

Comet announced via its website that a "massive stock liquidation" sale was taking place to sell off its remaining stock.

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