Carluccios and Brighthouse both collapse
Restaurant chain Carluccios and High Street hire store Bright House have both collapsed this afternoon.
Carluccios employed 2,000 people and had branches in Bromley, Bluewater, Canary Wharf and many others across London.
Bright House have stores in Woolwich, Lewisham and Dartford.
Many other restaurant chains and stores are in deep trouble. Many were heavily in debt or suffering losses even before coronavirus struck.
The US saw its largest ever increase in unemployment claims last week and Ireland today saw figures showing a vast increase in unemployment claims suggesting unemployment has already reached 12%. UK figures will not be revealed until next month.