William Hill to close 119 betting shops
William Hill says 119 of its High Street betting shops will not re-open after the shutdown forced by the coronavirus outbreak.
The company, which has 1,500 UK outlets, said it simply did expect customers to return in the numbers seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.
The news came as it posted profits of £141m for the first six months of 2020, compared to a loss of £63m last year.
It also said it would repay the funds received from the UK furlough scheme.