Department store BHS is expected to disappear from the high street today as its last stores close, ending 88 years of British retail history.
Administrators to the department store chain are set to shut 22 stores, the last of more than 150 branches nationwide.
Duff & Phelps and FRP Advisory have already overseen 141 closures over recent weeks, including BHS’s flagship Oxford Streetstore in London’s West End.
The department store’s collapse in April has affected 11,000 jobs, 22,000 pensions, sparked a lengthy parliamentary inquiry and left its high-profile former owners potentially facing a criminal investigation.
Retail billionaire Sir Philip Green has borne the brunt of the public fallout, having been branded the “unacceptable face of capitalism” by furious MPs.
Sir Philip owned BHS for 15 years before selling it to serial bankrupt Dominic Chappell for £1 in 2015.
Culled from www.independent.co.uk