Tag: cash

British Airways passengers ‘stunned’ over cash refunds stand-off

Image copyright Margaret Minto Image caption Gordon and Margaret Minto were shocked to learn that British Airways will not return the £4,748 they paid for their flights. British Airways passengers have told the BBC that they have been refused cash refunds for cancelled flights. Gordon and Margaret Minto accepted vouchers instead after their flights to the United States were cancelled,… Read more →

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Coronavirus: NI employers are offered apprentice cash support

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The number of apprentices in NI has fallen sharply as a result of Covid-19 Employers will be paid up to £3,700 for each apprentice worker they train and retain under a new Department for the Economy (DfE) scheme. Apprentices “earn and learn”, combining on-the-job training with study for a qualification. However, many firms stopped… Read more →

Kainos: Belfast IT firm decides to repay furlough cash

Image caption Kainos specialises in helping organisations to digitise their operations and is a major supplier to UK government departments Kainos, one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers, is to repay all the money it received from the government’s coronavirus furlough scheme. The IT firm said it is taking the decision as it was able to trade strongly during the lockdown… Read more →

French Connection will claim furlough cash bonus

Image copyright Getty Images French Connection has confirmed that it will claim government cash for bringing workers back from furlough. The fashion retailer told the BBC that about 250 of its staff are furloughed under the job retention scheme. The chancellor announced in July that all firms can claim £1,000 for each employee they bring back from furlough. “It’s mainly… Read more →