Thousands of jobs in the UK have been cut since the coronavirus lockdown on March 23.

15 major companies who have made the biggest job cuts during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK – includes Marks and Spencer, Boots, Debenhams and TUI

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has left hundreds of thousands of people out of work.

On Tuesday, August 18, Marks & Spencer said it would reduce its headcount by around 7,000 workers over the coming months – becoming the latest business to announce major redundancies after the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic halted the economy.

Last week, more than 4,300 major job losses were announced at big British employers.

It comes as the Office for National Statistics said 730,000 people have been taken off payrolls since the beginning of the crisis in March.

Here is a list of 15 major British employers that have announced the most job cuts since the start of the lockdown:

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