More than a MILLION hospitality and retail jobs may vanish by end of the year

The Covid-19 catastrophe is creating ‘ghost towns’ across Britain and threatens to wipe out more than a million jobs, experts warned last night. A record 11,120 household-name retail outlets and around 125,000 store jobs were lost after the first lockdown supercharged a move away from high streets. However, this is just the tip of the … Read more More than a MILLION hospitality and retail jobs may vanish by end of the year

Former Dragon James Caan’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ jobs alert

Former Dragons’ Den star James Caan warns workers face ‘Bloody Sunday’ of job cuts when furlough scheme ends By Neil Craven And Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 17 October 2020 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 17 October 2020 James Caan, the recruitment entrepreneur and former star of Dragons’ Den, has warned workers … Read more Former Dragon James Caan’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ jobs alert

Pret A Manger will cut another 400 jobs and close six more shops two months after 2,800 were axed

Some 210,781 job losses have been announced by major British employers since the start of the coronavirus lockdown in March as follows:   October 16 – Pret A Manger – 400 October 14 – Gourmet Burger Kitchen – 362 October 7 – Greene King – 800  October 6 – Virgin Money – 400  October 6 – Vp … Read more Pret A Manger will cut another 400 jobs and close six more shops two months after 2,800 were axed

Pub and restaurant bosses say 200,000 London workers will lose their jobs this weekend due to Tier 2

Around 200,000 people in central London could lose their jobs in hospitality this weekend as Tier 2 sees a ‘maximum squeeze on revenue and no support’, an industry spokesman warns. As London prepares to move into Tier 2 restrictions tonight Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of UKHospitality, has warned the lack of financial support offered to the country’s … Read more Pub and restaurant bosses say 200,000 London workers will lose their jobs this weekend due to Tier 2

Live events industry warns of mass jobs losses and death of the sector

A prominent businessman and owner of London’s iconic music venue, Electric Brixton, has warned the live events industry is on the brink of collapse. Music venues, theatres and events companies have been out of operation since the nationwide lockdown was implemented in March this year, with no sign of restarting. Though small, socially distanced events … Read more Live events industry warns of mass jobs losses and death of the sector

BAE’s Tempest fighter jet project to create 20,000 jobs

The UK’s futuristic new fighter jet programme could support 20,000 jobs and add £25billion to the economy, according to initial estimates by auditors. The Tempest project would preserve Britain’s prestigious aerospace and defence sector in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the industry argues, as well as bolstering national security. BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Italy’s Leonardo … Read more BAE’s Tempest fighter jet project to create 20,000 jobs

Coronavirus UK: London Tier Two lockdown is putting ‘250,000 hospitality jobs at risk’ 

What is the difference between Tier One and Tier Two?  TIER ONE  Normal social distancing should be followed. Face masks on public transport and in shops etc. Rule of Six on gatherings indoors and outdoors, and 10pm curfew on pubs.   TIER TWO The Tier One rules still apply.  In addition, households are banned from mixing … Read more Coronavirus UK: London Tier Two lockdown is putting ‘250,000 hospitality jobs at risk’ 

Marston’s will axe up to 2,150 jobs as pub operator suffers 30% drop in annual sales due to Covid 

Pub operator Marston’s will axe up to 2,150 jobs as pub operator blasts ‘hugely disappointing’ 10pm curfew and Tier 3 closures after suffering 30% drop in annual sales Marston’s hit out at the new lockdown measures as being ‘hugely disappointing’ The pub operator has announced that it will be now axing up to 2,150 jobs … Read more Marston’s will axe up to 2,150 jobs as pub operator suffers 30% drop in annual sales due to Covid 

Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs and close businesses

Rishi Sunak has warned a ‘blunt’ circuit-breaker national lockdown could cause ‘permanent damage,’ to UK jobs and firms.  There are growing calls, particularly from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, for a two-week circuit breaker to be implemented as a means of slowing the Covid-19 infection rate. Manchester and Lancashire could well join Liverpool under Tier … Read more Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns circuit-breaker lockdown could cost jobs and close businesses

Looming jobs crisis casts cloud over Asos despite profits boom

Looming jobs crisis casts cloud over Asos despite its profits quadrupling during the pandemic By Tom Witherow For The Daily Mail Published: 21:52 BST, 14 October 2020 | Updated: 21:52 BST, 14 October 2020 ASOS quadrupled its profits as it gained 3m customers during the pandemic. The online retailer estimated that one in every one … Read more Looming jobs crisis casts cloud over Asos despite profits boom