Republic likely to be latest high street victim

YORKSHIRE retail fashion chain Republic, is reported to be close to entering administration.

The group, which has 121 stores and employs about 1,000 people with a head office at Thorpe Park, Leeds would add to the thousands of job losses from retail casualties so far this year.

 It could enter administration tomorrow with Ernst & Young likely to be appointed.

The retailer, which is owned by private equity group TPG, has been hit by poor trading over recent months.

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