John Lewis is among the companies “named and shamed” in a government list of employers found to be paying staff below the legal minimum wage. The employee-owned partnership was one of 191 companies including care homes, childcare services and farms that were fined for owing a total of £2.1m to more than 34,000 workers, as part of the government’s ...

A construction group has reported record demand from businesses looking to revamp their offices before workers return. Morgan Sindall said that it had an order book of £581 million for office fit-outs at the end of June, 42 per cent higher than at the end of last year and the strongest level in its history. John Morgan, 65, chief ...

The economic recovery slowed last month as the pingdemic hit consumer spending and staffing in Britain’s dominant services sector. Labour shortages, rising wages and higher costs also drove companies to increase their prices at the fastest pace in at least 25 years, according to the closely watched purchasing managers’ index for services in July. The PMI survey, compiled by ...

Uber has revealed losses wider than expected after digging deep in an effort to attract hundreds of thousands of drivers back to its platform. The world’s largest ride-hailing group recovered as key markets continued to reopen in the latest quarter, with revenues more than doubling to $3.93 billion — but its shares came under pressure in after-hours trading, falling ...

Vaccinated travellers to France, Dubai and India will no longer be required to quarantine on their return to the UK in a boost for summer holidays abroad. The government has also opted against putting Spain on an “amber watchlist” despite concerns about the number of cases there. Ministers are instead advising people to take a PCR test rather than ...

Sweden has always had a tight reign on gambling, and as of last year, they’ve only gotten tighter. When the new gambling laws were first enacted in 2019, they were highly controversial, and many were upset and felt overly controlled. Now restlessness is starting to grow as they continue to extend the temporary laws. Many felt that the newly ...

Trying to figure out what equity release is and how it works can be one of the most overwhelming tasks you’ll ever undertake, considering the number of hours you have to spend nose-deep in research, and the amount of capital you’ll have to pay for expert consultations. Well, lucky for you, you don’t have to go through the tiring ...

Reusing and repairing household goods, from washing machines to phones, and recycling throwaway consumer items such as plastic bottles, could create hundreds of thousands of green jobs across the UK, a thinktank has found. The UK creates thousands of tonnes of unnecessary waste each year, some of which is still exported, because of a failure to value resources and ...

Britain’s recovery slowed in July as the “pingdemic” hit both consumer spending and staffing in the country’s dominant services sector. Labour shortages, rising wages and higher costs also drove companies to raise their prices at the fastest pace in at least 25 years, according to the closely watched purchasing managers’ index for services in July. The PMI survey, compiled ...

Since the advent of the first luxury beauty brands in the early 1900s, with signature red lipsticks pioneered by Elizabeth Arden, consumers have been drawn to quality skincare, cosmetics, and hair care, allowing them to achieve higher beauty standards. Arden’s lipsticks were followed by the rise of more extensively available cosmetics in the 1940s led by brands like Estee ...