It was in the red by £319 million in the six months to the middle of September which is up by £100 million on the same spell in 2022.

Parent company, I-D-S, is still trying to turn things around and will offer workers a bonus of up to £500,000 if Christmas targets are hit.

Lib Dem leader and Kingston MP, Sir Ed Davery, says it’s one of the subjects his constituents contact him about the most.