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Tax boss questions value of Rishi Sunak’s job bonus and meal discount plans

Image copyright PA Media Two schemes unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to stem coronavirus job losses may not be value for money for taxpayers, a top official has warned. HM Revenue and Customs boss Jim Harra wrote to Mr Sunak to express concerns about paying firms a £1,000 bonus to retain furloughed staff. He also questioned the value for money… Read more →

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Burger King boss warns of UK job cuts

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Burger King UK has warned that economic damage triggered by the coronavirus pandemic may push the fast food chain to permanently shut up to 10% of its restaurants. Those closures could lead to more than 1,600 lost jobs, Alasdair Murdoch said. Government schemes to help the restaurant industry do not do enough to… Read more →

The gaming boss who gets addicted to the games

Image copyright Sara Lando Image caption Andrew has expanded Keywords’ workforce from 50 to 7,500 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Andrew Day, chief executive of computer games developer Keywords Studios. Andrew Day knows from personal experience just how addictive some computer games can be. “I have… Read more →

Waitrose will never stock chlorinated chicken, says boss

Image copyright Getty Images The new boss of supermarket Waitrose has backed calls to stop any relaxation of rules banning imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef. James Bailey said Waitrose would not stock such products. The message supports a National Farmers Union campaign to ban imports of food produced to a lower standard than currently allowed in the UK.… Read more →

EasyJet boss feels ‘100% safe’ on full planes as flights resume

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johan Lundgren said the carrier was following international guidelines The boss of EasyJet has said he would feel “100% safe” flying on full planes as the airline resumed a limited number of flights after a 10-week hiatus. Johan Lundgren told the PA news agency the airline had followed international guidelines to step up hygiene… Read more →