Friday, February 26, 2021
David metcalf

Sir David Metcalf calls on government to embargo poor practice factories

Director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has called on the government to embargo UK factories which fail to pay workers a minimum wage.
Job cuts

Retail job cuts now the highest since records began

Retail job cuts have hit their highest rate since records began nearly a decade ago thanks in part to automation and wage increases.

390 jobs axed at New Look

390 jobs have been axed at fast fashion retailer New Look amid efforts to rebalance levels of senior and junior staff.
North West

Amazon creates another 1200 jobs in the North West

Amazon is set to open its third fulfilment centre in the North West of England, creating thousands of jobs and bringing the retailers investment in the UK to £6.4 billion since 2010.
employee satisfaction

Apprenticeship levy “not working” after 61% decline in starters

Retail leaders in the UK have expressed criticism over the new apprenticeship levy after a 61 per cent drop in people starting an apprenticeship.

62,000 retail jobs lost last year: ONS

The online revolution has squeezed another 62,000 jobs out of the UK retail sector last year, according to new research.
Gender Diversity Boardroom

BRC launches retail gender diversity initiative

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative alongside Timewise aimed at driving gender diversity in managerial roles.

Retail workers among the unhappiest in the UK

Retail workers are reportedly among the unhappiest in the UK in terms of pay, according to a new survey by jobs site Adzuna.
TUV living wage

Government urged to extend living wage rates to younger workers

One of the UK's biggest unions is urging the government to extend the national living wage to younger workers, otherwise they risk being "left behind".

Is retail really the worst sector to work in?

Every sector has its drawbacks, but a recent study by Glass Door revealed that four out of the 10 companies voted as the worst places to work in the UK by employees were retailers. This compares to just one in the top 10.

Feature Resource

The 2021 Fraud Prevention in E-commerce Report

E-commerce risk teams are undoubtedly feeling the weight of 2020’s mass-scale disruption and its impact on consumer behaviors and digital payment fraud. This new...