Statement from the Leader on latest Wilko Update

Statement from the Leader on latest Wilko Update

Following the latest announcement from administrators PwC today regarding the potential sale of Wilko, Cllr James Naish, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, has released the following statement:

“The latest news reported today is another blow to our hopes to see Wilko as a whole rescued. However, we continue to be in regular contact with the administrators, the unions and other stakeholders to ensure that we are ready to support Wilko employees affected by this latest development when and as required.

“Protecting as many workers as possible should remain everyone's top priority at this time and we are proactively looking at all options locally to keep the Bassetlaw site active. It is vitally important that sustainable offers are quickly but fully assessed by the administrators, and we welcome engagement from organisations that are able to provide certainty to the Wilko workforce.”

If you would like help or assistance as a result of Wilko entering administration, you may find the following information helpful:

Support from Bassetlaw Citizens Advice

Information from the Government's Insolvency Service 

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024