Monday, September 25, 2017
network rail

Train station retail sales outperform the whole sector

New figures show that total retail sales at Network Rail's train stations grew by 5.29 per cent between April and June 2017.
bomb-making

Potential bomb-making components on Amazon “frequently bought together”

Amazon’s algorithm to suggest similar purchases has been found to offer shoppers bomb-making ingredients when purchasing single chemicals.
Low pay commission

Almost 600,000 Brits paid less than legal minimum wage

A new report has revealed that 580,000 are probably being paid less than the legal wage rates, with women in part-time jobs the biggest losers.
Just for Pets

70 jobs at risk as Just for Pets appoints administrators

Just for Pets is poised to enter administration placing 70 jobs in jeopardy across 25 stores nationwide.
Food prices

Food prices to skyrocket without tariff-free trade deal says BRC

Average food prices could rise by nearly a quarter if the UK departs from the EU without a tariff-free trade deal, according to new analysis from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Everywoman in Retail ambassadors

Women in retail recognised at annual Everywoman ambassadors awards night

Hundreds from the retail industry gathered in central London on Tuesday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Everywoman in Retail Ambassador Programme.
Halfords traineeships

Halfords criticised over unpaid traineeships

Halfords has been identified as one of the companies found to be employing young people without pay for six weeks or more under a government scheme.
business rates bill

Retailers face a further £280m on business rates bills next year

Retailers across the UK could face an extra business rates bill of £280 million next year meaning “fewer shops and fewer jobs.”
DECLINE IN AUGUST

Footfall continues decline in August

Footfall across the UK continued its decline in August as experts warn an “urgent effort is required from policymakers” to stem the falling figures.
SMALL BUSINESS

1 small business owner a week sent to prison over business rates debts

One small business owner a week has been sent to prison after failing to pay the newly adjusted business rates bills, as the government warns sole traders to pay up or face prison.

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