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British Gas workers told to sign new contracts or risk jobs

Image copyright Getty Images British Gas-owner Centrica has told thousands of staff to accept new working conditions, including no overtime pay, or risk their jobs. The firm said if employees don’t sign the contract, there will be a fresh wave of redundancies, although it insists that is a “last resort”. Centrica has already outlined 5,000 job cuts as customer numbers… Read more →

Coronavirus: ‘Big fat British Asian weddings’ forced to slim down

Image copyright DaVinci Wedding Cinema Image caption Vishal Panesar and Ravika Sabh hope that by delaying their wedding they can invite more guests “We’ve always pictured having the big fat Indian wedding,” say Vishal Panesar and his fiancée Ravika Sabh, almost in unison. Like thousands of couples, Londoners Vishal, 25, and Ravika, 24, had to postpone their wedding and reception… Read more →

British Airways: Long-serving cabin crew face 20% pay cut

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways has told its longest-serving cabin crew they face a 20% cut in basic pay or they will lose their jobs. The move is the airline’s latest offer in ongoing consultations with Heathrow-based staff. In an email sent last night, British Airways said the aviation industry would look “very different” after the coronavirus pandemic. Under… Read more →

British Gas owner plans to launch cheaper energy rival

Image copyright Broitish Gas x The UK’s biggest household energy supplier, British Gas, will soon face competition from a new, cheaper supplier from its own stable. Parent Centrica has been trialling a digital-only “challenger” brand under the name British Gas X amid the highly competitive world of energy supply. The company has been shedding customers and this month said it… Read more →

Coronavirus: New rules to protect British firms amid virus

Image copyright Getty Images The government will introduce new measures on Monday to protect businesses critical to public health from foreign takeovers. Changes to legislation would give ministers extra powers to protect those needed to help in future pandemics, who might be struggling now. The new powers will cover firms such as pharmaceutical companies. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: “The… Read more →