Thousands of jobs in jeopardy as Body Shop UK goes into administration

It is understood the company’s seven Irish branches will not be affected by the move

The Body Shop on James Street at Covent Garden, London. Picture: Getty Images

The Body Shop’s UK business has fallen into administration, putting more than 2,000 jobs and 200 stores at risk in a further blow to Britain’s shopping districts.

The retailer, owned by private equity firm Aurelius, appointed administrators at FRP Advisory on Tuesday. It said the move was the best way of securing the brand’s future.

It is understood the company's seven Irish stores will not be impacted by the move.

The buyout firm, which also ...