B&Q staff face anxious jobs wait

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STAFF at Wigan’s B&Q store face an anxious few weeks after the company announced plans to close up to 60 stores over the next two years.

The home improvement chain made the announcement today as part of a restructuring of its UK and Ireland business.

Parent company Kingfisher, which also owns Screwfix, plans to axe about 15 per cent of surplus space as a result of the review of its 360-strong B&Q estate.

Last year B&Q revealed plans to reduce the size of its store in Frith Street, to allow supermarket Morrisons to move in have been scrapped. A Morrisons spokesman said: “B&Q will not be continuing with the plans and the application has been withdrawn.”