// Arcadia workers facing redundancy request for help from Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust
// The charity offers grant funding to families and companies
// 60% of grant enquiries received from February 12-15 came from Arcadia staff
Former Arcadia Group employees are reportedly requesting for help from Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) after being made redundant since the fashion empire collapsed last year.
The charity – which offers grant funding to families and companies – found that between February 12 and February 15, at least 60 per cent of grant enquiries received have come from Arcadia staff, Drapers reported.
The charity said it was already providing grant support to Arcadia staff, “but numbers have significantly increased following closure and buy-out announcements”.
- Arcadia Group’s assets sale offers hope to thousands of pension savers
- Hundreds of Arcadia staff seek compensation over redundancies
Most of staff are applying for grants through social media referrals from Arcadia colleagues.
Up to 12,000 people are set to lose their jobs at the group after Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Wallis, Burton and Dorothy Perkins, were sold off to online specialists Asos and Boohoo – but stores were not part of the deal.
Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group fell into administration in November 2020, putting 13,000 jobs and over 400 shops at risk.
Asos scooped up prized Arcadia fascias Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and athleisure brand HIIT for £330 million earlier this month, while Boohoo bought Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton for £25.2 million.
Last week, hundreds of former Arcadia staff signed up to law firms to claim compensation after being made redundant.
Aticus Law has at least 150 potential claimants lined up, while Simpson Millar already has 10 claimants lined up from across Arcadia.