Tag: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Harrods hits the shopping mall to stop congestion

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Harrods closed the doors of its Knightsbridge store in March Harrods, the upmarket department store, is opening a second outlet in a nearby shopping mall to stop congestion when trading resumes. The new Shepherd’s Bush ‘concept’ store will effectively host Harrods’ summer sale across two floors of the Westfield shopping centre from July. “Harrods Outlet… Read more →

Coronavirus: Gig economy workers ‘fall between cracks’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThree self-employed people explain the difficulty of trying to make ends meet during lockdown People in the gig economy are being “forced into destitution” due to substandard support, a union has said. An estimated five million people in the UK are freelancers or on short-term contracts. The Independent Workers Union of Great… Read more →

Coronavirus: Young could be scarred throughout working life

Image copyright AFP The International Labour Organisation has said young people are disproportionately being affected by the coronavirus health crisis. In a new report the ILO, which is a United Nations agency, warns there is a risk they could be scarred throughout their working lives. They could become what the report calls a “lockdown generation”. It says young women have… Read more →

Coronavirus: Edwin Poots says timetable for business reopening would be useful

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption The executive has not yet received scientific advice saying it is safe for local retailers to open It would be useful for the executive to give some businesses in Northern Ireland a timetable for reopening, Edwin Poots has said. But the agriculture minister added that the executive has not yet received scientific advice saying it… Read more →