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Boots presses ahead with plans to cull 500 HQ jobs


Boots has confirmed it would carry out a voluntary redundancy scheme as it powers ahead with plans to cull 500 back-office staff roles.

It was in June 2015 that the retailer first revealed plans to cut 700 "eligible" head office and field staff roles over the course of three years thanks to “cost restructuring” from parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance.

There are currently 8000 people working in the head office in Nottingham.

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According to the Retail Week, 200 non-store staff have already left Boots via “natural attrition”, redeployment and redundancy, and today staff have been told they could now apply for a redundancy package from next month.

Afterwards, 45-day consultation period will be conducted.

“We are committed to supporting our colleagues through this process and remain fully committed to Nottingham as one of the largest employers in the area,” Boots said in a statement.

In February, Boots set out separate plans to cull around 350 assistant store manager roles.

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Published on Tuesday 11 October by Elias Jahshan

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