M&S job cuts: High street retailer has announced that 950 jobs are at risk

The cuts are part of plans to reduce store management roles

Marks & Spencer has said 950 jobs are at risk as part of plans to reduce store management and head office roles.

There are 20 branches of Marks and Spencer outlets across Edinburgh.

The high street retailer said the proposals will help move the company to "a leaner, faster retail management structure" as it accelerates its transformation plan after being disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown.

The cuts are part of plans to reduce store management roles

M&S said it has now started collective consultation with employee representatives and has set out plans to first offer voluntary redundancy to affected staff.

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It said the cuts are set to impact roles in the company's head office, property and store management areas.

Sacha Berendji, director of retail, operations and property at M&S, said: "Our proposals reflect an important next step in our Never The Same Again programme to accelerate our transformation and become a stronger, leaner and more resilient business.

"Through the crisis we have seen how we can work faster and more flexibly by empowering store teams and it's essential that we embed that way of working.

"Our priority now is to support all those affected through the consultation process and beyond."

Reporting by PA

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