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Greggs hints at job cuts as furlough scheme ends

Image copyright Getty Images Bakery chain Greggs has hinted at possible job cuts as the government’s furlough scheme ends. The company, which employs 25,000 workers, expects business activity to “remain below normal for the foreseeable future”. It said it had reviewed staff costs and was currently consulting with unions and employee representatives. Greggs said it wanted to reduce the risk… Read more →

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Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Their freedom has been taken away” China has vowed to retaliate after the US ended Hong Kong’s preferential trade status and imposed sanctions on officials who crack down on rights. President Donald Trump said he was acting because China had taken away Hong Kong’s freedom after it imposed a new security law.… Read more →

Coronavirus: Debenhams to close five stores after lockdown ends

Image copyright AFP Debenhams has confirmed that another five stores will not be re-opening after lockdown restrictions are lifted. The department store chain has struck deals with landlords to keep most of its 142 stores open, after it fell into administration for the second time. But five more stores will not reopen when the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on non-essential… Read more →