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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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Covid: Uncertainty as industries miss out on job support

Image copyright Getty Images Industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic are facing further uncertainty after missing out on help in the chancellor’s new emergency jobs scheme. Hospitality, events and retail workers and businesses have expressed concern, as have those on zero-hours contracts. Rishi Sunak said employees must be in “viable” jobs to benefit from the wage top-up scheme. This… Read more →

Coronavirus: Furlough’s final furlong brings job loss fears

Douglas FraserBusiness/economy editor, Scotland Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images The furlough scheme has been a success but, with six weeks to run, pressure is building for either an extension or new forms of jobs and income support. The Scottish government has costed an eight-month extension of the scheme and says it could avoid unemployment for more than 61,000… Read more →

Coronavirus: More than 30 job losses at Hillsborough Castle

Image copyright Heritage Lottery Fund Image caption Hillsborough Castle reopened last year following a £24m refurbishment More than 30 staff at Hillsborough Castle in County Down are to be made redundant. The 100-acre site is run by Historic Royal Palaces and is the official NI residence of the Queen. The charity said that like many tourist attractions, it had been… Read more →

Coronavirus job losses may deepen regional inequality – Labour

Image copyright PA Image caption M&S is among the major retailers to announce big job cuts this summer Job losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic will hurt some parts of the UK more than others and deepen regional inequality, Labour has said. Areas with a high proportion of workers in struggling sectors, such as aviation, retail and manufacturing, would be… Read more →