Ikea has cut sick pay for unvaccinated UK staff who are forced to self-isolate because of close contact with someone with Covid-19.

Ikea cuts sick pay for unvaccinated UK staff who are forced to self-isolate

Ikea has cut sick pay for unvaccinated UK staff who are forced to self-isolate because of close contact with someone with Covid-19.
lateral flow test

Key workers required to take daily tests to detect Covid

Key workers in the UK must now take a lateral flow test every working day in an effort to catch Covid infections earlier.
Iceland will miss target to stamp out plastic packaging

Iceland warns of staff shortages as 11% workers are self-isolating

Iceland has warned of staff shortages as one in 10 of its workers are currently self-isolating due to Covid-19.
Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols secures £66m funding as Covid “significantly” impacts sales

Harvey Nichols has secured £66m in funding after annual losses more than doubled, reflecting ongoing lockdowns and store closures.
Numbers of Boxing Day shoppers 41% below pre-pandemic levels, figures show

Numbers of Boxing Day shoppers 41% below pre-pandemic levels, figures show

The numbers of in-person Boxing Day shoppers in 2021 fell to almost half of pre-pandemic levels.
Boxing Day sale

Boxing Day sales forecast to plummet amid Omicron spread

Boxing Day sales are forecast to fall on December 26 this year, with a 10 per cent slump compared to 2019 as the Omicron variant spreads.
Sales slump at Pret a Manger as the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 strain keeps city workers at home over December.

Pret a Manger sees City of London sales plummet 30% amid Omicron wave

Sales slump at Pret a Manger as the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 strain keeps city workers at home over December.
Shoppers wearing masks on high street

More than 35,000 UK retailers in ‘significant financial distress’

// More than 35,000 retailers are in "significant financial distress" according to Q4 data // The figure is a 2% increase against the Q3 figures More...
London Textile Fair

London Textile Fair postponed amid rising Covid cases

The London Textile Fair has postponed the January edition of its trade show, amid rising coronavirus cases.
Iceland managing director Richard Walker has encouraged people to get vaccinated ker

Iceland boss urges vaccination: “last thing we want is another lockdown”

Iceland's managing director Richard Walker has encouraged people to get vaccinated as the number of staff shortages rises amid Omicron.

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