Cath Kidston, the floral fashion brand, and Department store Debenhams is set to file for administration as the coronavirus shutdown pushes High Street retailers to breaking point.

The move will put nearly 950 jobs at risk at the company which is best-known for its brightly-coloured designs.

Debenhams, the department store chain, which employs around 20,000 staff, is also expected to appoint administrators as early as this week.

And reports have emerged that Topshop-owner Arcadia may walk away from the leases on some of its 550 shops. Arcadia has furloughed 14,500 of its 16,000 employees since the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: Cath Kidston set to call in administrators