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  • Supplier accused of paying below minimum wage linked to brother of current Boohoo leaderA co-founder of fashion giant Boohoo has links to the Leicester factory accused of paying less than the minimum wage and failing to protect staff from coronavirus, the Guardian can reveal.Booh

    Email to some workers calling for removal of app due to ‘security risks’ was sent in error, spokesperson saysAmazon made waves on Friday when it emailed some employees instructing them to delete TikTok from their phones over security concerns tied to the China-owned app.But hours

    Great Portland Estates says it has received 28% of quarterly payments from commercial tenants in central LondonGreat Portland Estates said it collected less than a third of the rent owed in June by its tenants running shops, restaurants and pubs in central London, as the impact o

    Chinese telecom firm stockpiles 500,000 pieces of equipment but fears wider ban Huawei believes it can supply 5G hardware unaffected by White House sanctions to the UK for the next five years, sidestepping the expected conclusion of an emergency review on Tuesday next week.The co

    The company has survived previous seemingly existential crises with little damage to its monarchical structureOn the evening of 13 July 2013, a few hours after George Zimmerman was acquitted over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza logged on to her Face

    Exclusive: council given only hours’ notice of emergency purchase of 1.2m sq ft ‘Mojo’ siteThe government has secretly purchased 11 hectares (27 acres) of land 20 miles from Dover to site a vast new Brexit customs clearance centre for the 10,000 lorries that come through the Kent

    Agreement means security firm will avoid prosecution for overcharging the government for tagging offendersSecurity firm G4S has been fined £44m by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as part of an agreement that will see it avoid prosecution for overcharging the Ministry of Justice fo

    George Osborne is the latest to move to a town home to actors, art dealers and internet billionaires“This isn’t really Somerset,” Jock Mendoza-Wilson says as he looks through an estate agents window on the High Street of the small town of Bruton, a few miles away from the site of

    Fears stamp duty holiday could be swallowed up by competitive house biddingVirtual viewings, no open-house tours, and getting out of the city are the order of the day for would-be homebuyers spurred to action by this week’s announcement of a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,0

    CMA says it has received 17,500 complaints about package holidays in coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government is warning more than 100 of the most complained-about UK travel companies that they must comply with consumer laws ove

    Owner of chains including Frankie & Benny’s hopes to open most by end of SeptemberCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe hospitality chain the Restaurant Group (TRG) has said one in 10 of its restaurants and pubs will not reopen this year, with the se

    Ofcom issues penalty for failure to meet postal target and second-class stamp errorRoyal Mail has been fined £1.6m by the communications regulator Ofcom for delivering letters late and overcharging for stamps.Ofcom requires the postal service to deliver 93% of first-class post wi

    Founders prepare for huge pandemic payout as booming online UK fashion empire snaps up established brandsBoohoo sells dresses for £5 and jeans for less than £10, but its founders are multimillionaires who are lining themselves up for a £100m payout as online sales soar during the

    Beijing is crushing human rights in Hong Kong, and is accused of genocide against the Uighurs. The world cannot stand byDonald Trump taints everything he touches. If he supports a cause, he damages it. If he takes a stance, the instinct of most self-respecting liberals is to rush

    The international trade secretary fears the UK may fail to comply with WTO rules. But the real problem will be trade with the EUThe international trade secretary, Liz Truss, joins a long list of people concerned that the UK may not be as ready for Brexit on 1 January 2021 as it n

    Small business owners want to know when – or if – a recovery will take place. I do too – and I have seven key metricsIs the pandemic over? Not even close. Cases are rising and no one really knows if, when or how the dreaded “second wave” will occur. There are lots of economists,

    Theatres from have been given the go-ahead to open as lockdown restrictions lift furtherWith a bright and dry weekend forecast, the weather is perfect for England’s outdoor theatres, which now have permission to reopen for live performance. But as the government gave the go-ahead

    The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage? By Christopher de Bellaigue• Read the text version here Continue reading...

    A spike in cases of Covid-19 in Leicester has led Guardian reporter Archie Bland to its garment factories. He discusses a story that goes beyond the pandemic and into workers’ rights, appalling factory conditions and the ethics of fast fashionWhen the Guardian’s senior reporter A

    We want to hear from parents on what they will be doing with their children during the summer while they continue to workFollowing the chancellor’s summer statement on Wednesday, MPs have asked Rishi Sunak to offer more financial support for the childcare sector.Nurseries were he

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