Jobs at risk across Lincolnshire as both Toys R Us and Maplin enter administration

The Maplin at High Point Retail Park in Grimsby (Image: Google Maps)

Retail jobs are at risk in Grimsby, Boston, Lincoln and Scunthorpe following the collapse of major retailers Maplin and Toys R Us.

The electronics chain have gone into administration, alongside toy retailer Toys R Us

Both companies are trading as usual for now, while there are efforts to find new owners.  

They're among many high street chains struggling against a tide of mounting costs from wages and business rates.

That's at a time of tough trading amid a squeeze on incomes from inflation.

Shoppers are also reluctant to part with cash for electrical goods and toys at stores when they could often be secured cheaper online.

Toys R Us employ 3,200 people across the UK, while Maplin employ 2,500.

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