Homeform deposits of £1.5m lost

Administrators have laid off 557 staff at Homeform after the company, which owns Moben kitchens and Dolphin Bathrooms, went into administration. As part of a pre-pack deal, however, Homeform's former owner, Sun Capital Partners, have bought back parts of the business, including Sharps Bedrooms.

More than 400 customers of Moben, Dolphin and Kitchens Direct who paid deposits worth a total of £1.5m are "unlikely to receive any refund", according to the administrators Deloitte. A further 921 customers should be able to get refunds worth £2.6m from their credit or debit-card provider.

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