Home Bargains to close on Boxing Day to give staff a break

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Home Bargains will close on Boxing Day to give staff a break this year – whilst topping up their pay packets with two weeks’ extra wages in the month before Christmas.

The budget retail store has confirmed it will not open any of its stores on December 26 and will shut earlier than usual on Christmas Eve at 5pm.

Bosses said they wanted staff to spend more time with their families over the festive period – with all team members employed before March 22 given an extra two weeks’ pay in November.

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Back in April, Home Bargains promised up to two weeks’ pay to any members of staff who had to self-isolate during the pandemic.

Employees also saw their wages bumped up by 10% during lockdown.

A spokesperson for Home Bargains said: “We want to recognise how hard our staff have worked throughout some very challenging times and allow them to relax and truly enjoy the break safely with their loved ones.

“Home Bargains is a family-run business, and we know the importance of being together at Christmas time, now more than ever.

“Our staff work tirelessly to keep all our stores running smoothly no matter what and this is our way of saying thank you to all of our staff for their hard work and commitment.”

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