News has emerged that Waterstones will be making a number of redundancies at its head office at London Piccadilly.

The well-known retailer has not specified the exact number of job cuts that are being discussed, but it did say it was in consultation with those affected.

The business has made the decision to keep a number of its stores even after the easing of lockdown rules because of “impractical circumstances”.

Waterstones chief executive James Daunt had said in June that that the portion of sales that were lost during lockdown had been “lost forever” and that there would be no rebound in the way that most retailers expect.

Daunt added that he expected a further loss for Waterstones and that it would take a while for a return to normality.