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ASOS to repay £1.8m in furlough claims

15 Jul 2020

Online fashion retailer ASOS has announced it will repay the money it claimed under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme....

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No plans for face coverings in offices, says Hancock

15 Jul 2020

The government has no plans to force office workers to wear face coverings, the health secretary has said.
Matt Hancock...

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Clifford Chance aims for 40% female partners by 2030

14 Jul 2020

Clifford Chance has pledged that at least 40% of the law firm’s global partners will be female within 10 years...

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Jobs fears as Halfords plans to close up to 60 stores

14 Jul 2020

Cycling and car parts retailer Halfords expects to close up to 60 stores and garages by April 2021, putting hundreds...

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Asda equal pay case comes before Supreme Court

13 Jul 2020

The long-running equal pay dispute between Asda and its shop-floor staff is to be considered by the Supreme Court this...

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Poor working conditions ‘afflict 10,000 people in Leicester’

13 Jul 2020

Illegally low pay and dilapidated conditions blight thousands of workers in Leicester, it is alleged.

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Primark will not take up job retention bonus

13 Jul 2020

John Lewis and William Hill thought to be unlikely to take advantage of scheme, but many other large firms still weighing it up.

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Tougher sentences for assaults on emergency workers proposed

13 Jul 2020

Ministers are considering whether to increase the maximum penalty for assaulting an emergency services worker from 12 months to two years in prison.

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Thousands of jobs at risk at Boots, John Lewis and Burger King

9 Jul 2020

Almost 7,000 jobs are at risk at Boots, Burger King and John Lewis.

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Care sector faces ‘alarming’ staff shortages under new immigration rules

9 Jul 2020

Concern grows over the staffing of care homes once the points-based immigration system starts.

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Car parking charges for NHS staff could be reintroduced

8 Jul 2020

The government is considering reintroducing car parking charges for NHS staff as the coronavirus pandemic eases, the health minister has...

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Boohoo to investigate ‘unsafe’ conditions at Leicester factory

8 Jul 2020

Low-cost fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate workers’ pay and conditions at a Leicester factory.

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Boris Johnson reignites driverless Tube trains idea

7 Jul 2020

Driverless Tube trains should be a condition of any future government funding for Transport for London, Boris Johnson has said....

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Owner of Café Rouge and Bella Italia enters administration

3 Jul 2020

91 Casual Dining Group-owned outlets are closing down, at a cost of 1,900 jobs.

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Saying goodbye to outdated shift scheduling will avoid NHS burnout

3 Jul 2020

Another pandemic could be about to hit the NHS – staff burnout. Dr Anas Nader explains how embracing flexible working...

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