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Thousands of traditional retail jobs ‘unviable’, Next boss warns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLord Wolfson says it’s going to be “very uncomfortable” for a lot of people who work in retail The boss of one of the UK’s most successful and resilient High Street chains has told the BBC that hundreds of thousands of traditional retail jobs may not survive in the wake of the… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Morrisons to make thousands of staff permanent

Image copyright Getty Images Supermarket chain Morrisons is to make thousands of temporary staff permanent as a surge in demand for online deliveries fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic continues. The supermarket is expected to announce the move on Thursday. Rivals such as Tesco are hiring more staff to support internet shopping after the lockdown accelerated the shift from visiting stores… Read more →

Post-coronavirus housing upgrades urged to create thousands of jobs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Retro-fitting Wales’ old housing stock is a significant challenge Thousands of old homes should be “retro-fitted” with energy-saving improvements to create jobs as part of the economic recovery from coronavirus, housing bodies have urged. Better insulation and the latest energy-efficient technology could cut bills and help tackle climate change. The Federation of Master Builders… Read more →

Furlough scheme extension ‘makes no difference’ to thousands

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the government’s job retention scheme in March The extension of the UK’s job retention scheme “makes no difference” to the thousands of people who initially fell through the cracks, campaigners say. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Tuesday the scheme will now run to October covering 80% of workers’ pay up… Read more →