Retail

Online job vacancies return to pre-pandemic levels

UK job vacancies have returned to the same level as before the first lockdown in April 2020, according to Adzuna and the Office for National Statistics.

Asda to cut store bakery roles

14 Apr 2021

Asda is expected to cut hundreds of jobs in its store bakeries in response to changing consumer habits.

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Supreme Court: Asda shop floor staff can be compared to warehouse workers

26 Mar 2021

The roles of shop floor workers and warehouse staff at Asda can be compared for the purposes of assessing equal pay.

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1,500 more jobs to go at John Lewis

24 Mar 2021

John Lewis Partnership has announced that it will keep eight of its 42 John Lewis stores closed when retail restrictions ease, putting 1,465 jobs at risk.

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Thorntons to close all stores as Greggs reveals expansion plan

16 Mar 2021

Thorntons is to close its remaining 61 stores while Greggs says it will open a further 100 in 2021.

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Study finds lack of leverage on business jargon

12 Mar 2021

A global services solutions firm has touched base with Personnel Today with an update on the use of business jargon in the UK.

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Job losses and zero-hours contracts planned for Evans Cycles

10 Mar 2021

The cycling retailer, owned by Frasers Group, expects to slash headcount and change the remaining workers' contracts.

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MPs ask Boohoo for evidence of progress on workers’ rights

5 Mar 2021

MPs want Boohoo to link its bonus scheme for senior executives to achievement of its pledges on workers’ rights.

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Budget introduces elite visa to lure tech entrepreneurs

4 Mar 2021

The UK government is set to introduce an ‘elite points-based visa’, a further component of its drive to revamp the immigration system post-Brexit.

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Sainsbury’s restructure puts 1,150 jobs at risk

4 Mar 2021

Supermarket chain says it has begun a consultation on removing 500 office roles while 650 other workers’ roles are under threat.

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Budget 2021: Furlough extension, business cash grants and more

3 Mar 2021

HR sector representatives, law firms and recruitment experts react to the measures announced in the budget.

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Halfords to hand back furlough cash

2 Mar 2021

Halfords is to pay back £10.7m in furlough cash as it expects to turn a significant profit.

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Asda restructure set to impact 5,000 jobs

25 Feb 2021

Asda begins consultations with staff as major restructure is drawn up in response to surge in online shopping.

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Boris Johnson sets out roadmap for lockdown easing

22 Feb 2021

The government hopes to remove all restrictions from 21 June, potentially using testing to reduce risk.

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Arcadia pensions deficit more than £500 million

19 Feb 2021

The pension deficit left by the collapse of high street giant is around £150m more than initial estimates.

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