By Scott Reid Deputy Business Editor
MORE than 850 jobs have been axed after administrators for Allied Carpets called time on the bulk of the failed retail chain.
Ten Scottish stores are among the 142 that have been shuttered by BDO Stoy Hayward after it failed to find a buyer amid fears over tough trading.
The future of 120 jobs still hung in the balance last night as the firm sought to offload the remaining 20 outlets still in administration.
Allied collapsed last month after the housing slowdown hit on the demand for carpets and flooring products. The move left 21,000 orders still outstanding.