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Closure of Rackhams in Skipton approved

Rackhams House of Fraser in Skipton

11:43am 22nd June 2018
(Updated 2:15pm 22nd June 2018)

The closure of Skipton department store Rackhams has been approved.

Creditors across the UK have voted to accept House of Fraser's plans to close more than half its stores.

Their decision means six thousand jobs across the country will go.

Rackhams, on Skipton High Street, was included in a list of 31 of House of Fraser's 59 branches, earmarked for closure as part of proposals for a Company Voluntary Arrangement, designed to stave off administration.

It warned it did not have a "viable future" unless creditors and landlords backed its proposals.

LISTEN: People in Skipton react to proposed loss of Rackhams

House of Fraser has been operating in the UK for the last 169 years.

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