Following the news that HMV has fallen into administration for the second time in six years, Essex Euro MP Alex Mayer said:
“This is very sad news for the staff in Harlow, Colchester, Chemsford, Basildon and Grays who now face an uncertain future. It’s a real blow just days after Christmas.
“Our High Streets are under pressure like never before with stores facing online competition while they pay Business Rates, and falling customer confidence amidst Brexit uncertainty.
“It’s been a truly dismal year for the retail sector.”