Retail

Working from home will be double pre-pandemic levels

Employers expect that the proportion of people working from home on a regular basis once the coronavirus crisis is over...

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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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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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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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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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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Thousands of redundancies announced across retail, hospitality and aviation

1 Jul 2020

Job cuts announced at Harrods, TM Lewin, easyJet and more.

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Doubts over 1,200 jobs as burger chain faces sell off

29 Jun 2020

Pre-pack administration, where individual assets are sold off, is thought to be the way forward for chain.

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Hiking and camping chain to enter administration

22 Jun 2020

The futures of around 2,400 jobs and 67 stores are in doubt as Go Outdoors, owned by JD Sports, files a notice of intention.

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Delivery firm DPD and B&Q owner to hire thousands of new staff

18 Jun 2020

Demand at DIY stores and for online shopping drives surge in demand for staff but doubts persist over the sustainability of the trends.

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‘Horrible, complex’ flexible furlough guidance unveiled

15 Jun 2020

From 1 July employees will no longer have to be furloughed for a minimum period of three weeks: new guidance from HM Revenue and Customs.

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