Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Unemployment rose by 22,000 to 1.36million in 3 months before coronavirus hit as jobless...

THE number of unemployed Brits rose by 22,000 to 1.36million in the three months to February - before the coronavirus crisis hit the...

13 things to know if you’ve been furloughed including when you’ll be paid and...

BUSINESSES can start to claim government cash to keep staff on the payroll from today.  The portal to register furloughed workers is now open...

Debenhams to close seven UK stores and cut 422 jobs after falling into administration

DEBENHAMS will reportedly close seven UK stores and cut 422 jobs after falling into administration. The retailer officially entered administration for the second time...

Over 700,000 self employed to miss out on government help due to limited company...

OVER 700,000 self employed people could miss out on coronavirus government help due to their limited company status. New figures published today by the...

I lost my job as a singer – so I’m working in Sainsburys to...

WHEN single mum Jennifer Hepburn gets ready for work, it's all about the big hair, diamante-encrusted stage outfits and a full face of...

Over 150,000 new self-employed workers will miss out on government pay scheme

MORE than 151,000 newly self-employed workers will miss out on the government's coronavirus help scheme. That's according to new figures published today by the...

Furlough scheme extended to help 200,000 extra workers get 80% of wages paid

THE furlough scheme has today been extended to help another 200,000 workers get paid during the coronavirus crisis. The government's coronavirus job retention scheme...

One in three companies have furloughed between 75% and 100% of staff due to...

AROUND one in three UK companies have furloughed between 75 per cent and 100 per cent of their staff due to the coronavirus...

One in six Brits are in danger of losing their jobs due to coronavirus...

ONE in six Brits is in ­danger of losing their job because of coronavirus, a report claims. It suggests 5.6million of the 32million workforce...

How furlough affects annual leave, holidays and maternity and parental pay

IF you've been put on furlough by your boss, you may wonder what will happen to your employment rights including annual leave, holidays...

Clarks to close small number of stores as part of plan to save struggling...

CLARKS is permanently closing a small number of its stores as part of a plan to save the struggling chain. The footwear retailer has...

Martin Lewis persuades the government to allow firms to re-hire and furlough staff who...

FIRMS will be able to re-hire and furlough staff who left for jobs that fell through due to the coronavirus after a campaign...

Martin Lewis persuades the government to allow firms to rehire and furlough staff who...

FIRMS will be able to rehire and furlough staff who left for jobs that fell through due to the coronavirus after a campaign...

Debenhams facing administration putting 22,000 jobs at risk

DEBENHAMS could go into administration as soon as next week putting 22,000 jobs at risk. The department store is understood to be looking at...

Debenhams facing administration putting 20,000 jobs at risk

DEBENHAMS could go into administration as soon as next week putting around 20,000 jobs at risk. The department store is looking at options amid...

Almost half of UK firms will furlough most of their staff next week

ALMOST half of UK companies expect to furlough at least 50 per cent of their staff in the next week. Meanwhile, a third plan...

Land one of 20,000 key jobs created in response to the coronavirus crisis

LET’S work together – and keep the nation going during these difficult times. This week saw a further 4,000 UK jobs lost as rent-to-own...

Huge loophole in coronavirus job scheme will see ‘thousands of workers laid off across...

A HUGE loophole in the coronavirus job retention scheme will see thousands of people laid off, ministers have been warned. Chancellor Rishi Sunak laid...

Millions to get £930 a year pay rise this week as Minimum Wage goes...

MILLIONS of hard-working Brits will get a pay rise worth up to £930 a year this week thanks to an increase in the...

What help do self-employed workers get during coronavirus lockdown

SELF-employed workers can get up to 80 per cent of their profits lost because of disruption to their business caused by the coronavirus...

B&Q workers’ anger over being forced to ‘risk their health so customers can buy...

A B&Q worker has told of their "frustration" and "anxiety" at being forced to "risk their health" so customers can buy garden furniture. Prime...

Coronavirus – how can self-employed get help with wages or bills?

MORE than 3million self-employed people could be out of pocket due to the impact of coronavirus on their businesses. But despite less government help...

Tesco announces 20,000 new jobs to meet coronavirus panic-buying demand

TESCO, Aldi, Lidl and Asda are taking on over 50,000 new staff between them to help with the surge in demand following the...

Universal Credit standard allowance increased to ease coronavirus cash crisis

UNIVERSAL CREDIT cash is to be boosted as the standard allowance is to be raised by £1,000 a year, the chancellor has announced...

Upto 80% of wages to be paid to prevent coronavirus job losses

MILLIONS of workers have been given an unprecedented helping hand tonight in the form of tax cuts in a bid to relieve income...

Universal basic income could be paid to ALL Brits to help country get through...

BRITS struggling due to the financial impact of coronavirus could be given a helping hand if the idea of a universal basic income...

Carphone Warehouse closing 531 stores with loss of 2,900 jobs

CARPHONE Warehouse will be closing all of its 531 standalone stores next month, in a move that will lead to 2,900 job losses. The...

What to do if you lose your job or get made redundant due to...

WORKERS who've sadly lost their jobs due to coronavirus may be entitled to redundancy pay and other rights - we round-up what you...