BHS announces official closing dates for Lincoln stores

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BHS has confirmed the official closing dates for its two Lincoln stores after administrators were unable to save the brand.

The St. Marks branch will be closing on August 3 and the branch on the High Street will close on August 6, affecting around 100 jobs.

All stores across the country will close by August 20.

As previously reported, some 163 BHS stores across the country started their closing down sales at the beginning of June when administrators were unable to secure a sale.

Photo: The Lincolnite

BHS on St Marks. Photo: The Lincolnite

The national company had originally filed for administration on April 25, 2016.

In a report this week, MPs found Sir Philip Green, the billionaire former owner of BHS who has been under fire since the company’s collapse, extracted large sums and left the business on “life support”.

The company has a £571 million pension deficit, which had been affecting talks with potential buyers.

A number of Lincoln shoppers spoke of their disappointment previously:

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