Home Bargains is closing stores on Boxing Day again to give staff a ‘well deserved break’

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 6th October 2022

Home Bargains has announced that it’ll be once again closing all its stores across the UK on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day this year.

And it’s all to make sure staff get a “well deserved break”.

After what has been a busy year for the retail industry as lockdown restrictions were eased and life began to resume some elements of normality, many workers have been left feeling like they could do with a little extra time off – which is why discounter retailer Home Bargains has announced plans to shut up shop on two bank holidays.

Confirming the move in a post to social media, Home Bargains said: “All of our stores will be closing for Boxing Day and New Years Day.

“We would like to thank all our staff for how hard you have worked this past year, and want you to relax and enjoy the Christmas break with your loved ones.”


Explaining a little more about the decision, Home Bargains said: “As a family-run business, we know the importance of being together at Christmas with those we care about most, now more than ever.

“This is our way of saying thank you to all of our colleagues for their continued hard work and dedication.”


The decision taken by Home Bargains to close all stores on the two bank holidays again this year has been met with a lot of praise by customers online – with the retailer’s post on social media having racked up tens of thousands of interactions.

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This isn’t the first time Home Bargains has kept its doors shut on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day either, after it made the same decision to give hardworking staff the day off in 2019, 2020, and 2021 too – with the latter two years perhaps most needed as a break from the hectic working environments and schedules brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Home Bargains has nearly 600 stores, and employs more than 22,000 staff in the UK.

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