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All staff at Nottingham Castle Trust have been made redundant after the trust entered liquidation

According to the Museums Association, 47 members of staff have lost their jobs with some still waiting on their final wages. It is expected many will be ineligible for redundancy payments, having only worked there for a short period.

Liquidation company Interpath Advisory has been appointed to see the trust through the closing of the business.

The trust ran the Nottingham Castle museum and heritage site on behalf of Nottingham City Council. The trust was £2.68m in debt and had loans from the council, which will now be written off.

A council spokesperson has confirmed it stopped funding the trust before its closure as “there [was] no prospect of a financial return”.

They added the council intends to reopen the venue as soon as possible.

“Once we have a clearer picture from the liquidators, we will explore all available options together with our key partners the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and others to develop a fresh business model,” the spokesperson said.