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Boohoo urges government to take action after slavery scandal

On Friday, Boohoo Group CEO John Lyttle sent a letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel // Boohoo calls on government to take action in protecting workers after allegations of malpractice // Boohoo had over £1 billion wiped from its share value in just two days after the allegations Boohoo has urged the government to take …

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Government provides further support for High Street firms

The UK Government has extended measures to prevent struggling companies from eviction over the summer. The extension, until the end of September, comes alongside further support to help local businesses plan for economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. A new Code of Practice has been developed with leaders from the retail, hospitality and property sectors …

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Extended Lockdown: Flipkart and Snapdeal welcome Government’s decision to resume operations from April 20

On Wednesday, government allowed the movement of vehicles belonging to e-commerce companies such as Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal among others to ply with necessary permissions amid the extension of lockdown due to novel coronavirus pandemic. Flipkart and Snapdeal has welcomed the decision. “We welcome MHA’s updated guidelines for the e-commerce sector. At this critical juncture, …

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Lockdown 2.0: Government Issues New Guidelines for Partial Relaxation of Some Sectors of the Economy

The Central Government on April 15, 2020 issued revised guidelines for the second phase of the COVID-19 lockdown in India. In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the lockdown in India – which has been extended till May 3, 2020 to arrest the spread of Coronavirus – will be relaxed …

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As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, government warms to e-commerce, Retail News, ET Retail

By : Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI : Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown, Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers – but his heart was in his mouth as he closed in on a police barricade on a deserted New Delhi road. Beatings of delivery workers by …

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Business is booming for supermarkets – they don’t need government handouts | George Turner | Opinion

The financial package put together by the Treasury is enormous and unprecedented, with the government setting aside an additional £250bn in contingency this year. Although the sudden switch to large-scale deficit spending has caused anxiety among some conservatives, so far the policies have enjoyed widespread support. However, government should not lose sight of the need …

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Packaging industry demands ‘essential work’ status from UK Government

Amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, many countries have advised people to stay home unless their work is essential. Should those in the packaging industry be classed as essential? In the UK, the government has released guidelines to only go outside for food, health reasons and work that cannot be done from home. Jessica Paige, Packaging …

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Howard Schultz says small businesses need more help from government

Howard Schultz said Monday he worries that many small restaurants and retailers may struggle to survive the coronavirus economic halt without additional help from the U.S. government. “If we don’t provide a backstop for the restaurants, I suspect that we could see a situation around the country in which approximately 30% or more of small, …

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Push to end low pay may have to be scrapped, UK government warned | Money

The government has been warned it could be forced to abandon targets for ending low pay in Britain by raising the legal minimum wage, as the economic costs of Covid-19 mount. The Low Pay Commission, the independent body which advises ministers on legal wage floors, said the government target to increase the national living wage …

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Small businesses make tough calls while waiting on government loans

Jeanie Wright was planning for a year of major growth in 2020 with her confection business, Alaskan Sweet Thing’s. The company makes gourmet taffy, popcorn, fudge and more from glacier water, selling online and at its retail location. A big part of her business comes from tourists traveling to Alaska, as the state has become …

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