Home Bargains has issued an important notice affecting all its stores in the Black Country, Birmingham and the rest of the UK.
The retail giant said it has made the decision for all 500 outlets and will affect around 22,000 staff and also affects Worcestershire outlets and Shropshire ones, too.
The discounter revealed it will be shutting on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and at the earlier time of 5pm on Christmas Eve as a thank you for their hard work.
Home Bargains stores typically shut around 8pm during the week and on Saturdays, while Sunday hours are usually until 4pm.
The company said it wants to give workers more time to spend with family and friends over the Christmas season this year, reports the Mirror.
It isn’t the first time Home Bargains has kept its doors shut on Boxing Day, having also given staff the day off in 2019 and 2020.
A spokesperson said: “We recognise how incredibly hard all of our colleagues have worked over the last year, to continue to serve the local communities that rely on them so much.
In light of this, we felt it was only right to reward store teams by taking the decision to close all of our stores on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and also close stores early at 5pm on Christmas Eve.
“As a family-run business we know the importance of being together at Christmas with those we care about most, now more than ever, and this is our way of saying thank you to all of our colleagues for their continued hard work and dedication.”
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