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Amazon faces showdown with union chiefs over workers' rights

Amazon faces showdown with union chiefs over workers' rights


People are returning to the high street, but the retail crash has changed it beyond recognition

As what we now call non-essential retail reopens in England, the return of crowds to our high streets will presumably be hailed as a moment of unbridled collective joy: a great national pastime restored, money at last handed to businesses besides Amazon and the big supermarkets, and – amid hazard tape and sanitiser stations – our ghostly town and city centres brought back to life. But what people will find when they get there may make for a...


Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal ‘puts UK businesses at risk’ as 41% report fall in exports to EU

Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal with the EU has put the future of many exporting businesses at risk, with 41 per cent reporting decreased overseas sales in the first three months of the new arrangements, according to a new survey by one of the UK’s leading business organisations. The British Chambers of Commerce called on the UK government to get back round the table with the EU for fresh negotiations to lower some of the barriers to trade...


After dire year England's shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree

After dire year England's shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree


These everyday home items could be making you sick

We spend much of our time trying to create a stylish and safe home environment for our families but there are some hidden nasties lurking in ordinary household items that could threaten your wellbeing. From scented candles to AC units, here's what to look out for...


Which famous company started the year you were born?

The most famous company founded in your birth year.


These people inherited fortunes but spent it all

These eight heirs had the reverse Midas touch and frittered away their family inheritance money.


Hollyrood cautioned over immigration plans for Scotland

Report focuses on the impact of an impending population decline


Shell expects to pay Australia no resource tax on gas drawn from Gorgon project

Fossil fuel multinational Shell does not believe it will ever pay the Australian government a cent in resource taxes for the gas it draws from the country’s biggest gas project, Gorgon. The projection about taxes on the gas, which is likely to be sold for billions of dollars a year, is contained in the company’s latest annual report, released last month, and was first reported by energy news website Boilingcold. It covers both Gorgon – a project...


Post Office chief delivers plan to share profits with postmasters

The government should explore plans to turn the Post Office into a profit-sharing business, allowing postmasters to participate in the future financial success of Britain’s largest retail network, its chief executive has said.


Optimism among Britain's business leaders hits record levels as nation takes a major step out of lockdown

Finance chiefs at leading companies are expecting a strong recovery in profits over the next 12 months, with earnings expectations at the highest level for seven years, a survey found.


British expats face Brexit tax nightmare as red tape hampers EU residency claims

BRITISH expats forced to seek formal residency in the EU could find themselves tied up in Brexit red tape and paying tax in the UK and abroad.


Amazon's defeat of union push shows the harsh realities for US labor

A vote by workers in Bessemer on whether to unionize failed on Friday by a more than 2-to-1 margin in a major win for the world's largest online retailer and a blow to organized labor.


Boris Johnson issues plea for Britons to tread carefully

Boris Johnson last night urged Britons to 'behave responsibly' as thousands of pubs, shops and restaurants reopen for the first time in months, which could spark a spending boom of £4.5million.


Grandparents could boost state pension by up to £2,340 per year - could you?

STATE pension payments will be important for millions of Britons to consider as they draw closer to the eligible age. However, some individuals may get the chance to increase their entitlement.


Covid UK: Young black workers more likely to be jobless as whites

Between October and December last year, a staggering 41.6 per cent of black people in the UK aged 16 to 24 were unemployed, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


Liz Truss closes in! Whopping £2.9bn New Zealand trade deal within Brexit Britain's grasp

THE UK is closing in on a post-Brexit free trade deal with New Zealand as final talks with Kiwi counterparts are set to begin.


ECB must accept no further delay in lifting inflation: Panetta

ECB must accept no further delay in lifting inflation: Panetta


Apple agrees to testify before U.S. Senate on app store antitrust concerns

Apple agrees to testify before U.S. Senate on app store antitrust concerns


Boris told to rip up Brexit deal as Britain waits for EU ratification - 'Pull plug NOW!'

BORIS JOHNSON has been told to "pull the plug" on the post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union as Brussels continues to drag its feet over ratifying the agreement.


The companies Donald Trump wants Americans to boycott

Donald Trump's latest headline-making move and how he makes and spends his money.


Astra factory faces closure without government deal

Vauxhall will stop producing the Astra at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and close the plant entirely in April next year The post Astra factory faces closure without government deal appeared first on CityAM.


China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens


Secrets of the Kardashians' billion-dollar empire

Love them or loathe them, the Kardashian clan know how to make some serious money. Here's how they built their fortune.


Celebrity neighbours: Oprah’s $100m mansion is near Harry and Meghan’s

From Promised Land to a Maui farmhouse, explore Oprah Winfrey's multimillion-dollar houses, kicking off with her magnificent Montecito estate...


'Deluded': Independence will cost Scotland £26billion a year, Nicola Sturgeon warned

NICOLA Sturgeon's independence dream would cost Scotland an eye-watering £26billion a year - equal to more than £4,750 per head - a new analysis has indicated.


EU 'terrified' of Brexit Britain as Andrew Neil speech sums up bloc's crisis

THE EU is "terrified" of Brexit Britain and this was clear for all to see in the way the UK's withdrawal from the bloc was negotiated, Andrew Neil claimed.


Boris Johnson urges people to 'behave responsibly' as pubs open tomorrow

Boris Johnson has urged people to “behave responsibly” as thousands of pubs across England are set to open their doors The post Boris Johnson urges people to 'behave responsibly' as pubs open tomorrow appeared first on CityAM.


One of the world's leading private equity firms is backing a surprise bid to run the National Lottery

CVC Capital Partners, the owner of rugby's Six Nations, is behind an offer put forward by Sisal, the operator of Italy's top lottery. The race for the lucrative prize is hotly contested.


Brexit LIVE: PM told to ‘honour pledge' and snatch full control of fishing waters from EU

BORIS Johnson has been told to snatch full control of fishing waters from the EU after he pledged to strengthen the UK fishing industry as thousands face export chaos due to post-Brexit red tape.


Analysis: Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny

Analysis: Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny


Iconic high street favourites that have closed their doors forever since start of Covid

More than 17,500 chain outlets disappeared from high streets, shopping centres and retail parks across Great Britain last year as the Covid-19 pandemic spurred the worst decline on record


Swiss watchdog asked Credit Suisse on Greensill risks -SonntagsZeitung

Swiss watchdog asked Credit Suisse on Greensill risks -SonntagsZeitung


Your new (tax) year resolution … give your finances a spring clean

Happy new tax year. While it is unlikely that many champagne corks were popped, 6 April was a landmark for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at their finances. “This is often a good time to take stock,” says Sarah Coles, a personal finance analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. “Revisit things like savings, investments and pensions at least once a year to make sure they still reflect your needs.” Here’s how to prepare yourself for the (tax) year...


Can investment in biodiversity really deliver strong financial returns?

There are myriad myths surrounding the climate crisis which desperately need to be debunked this year. Two in particular that The post Can investment in biodiversity really deliver strong financial returns? appeared first on CityAM.


David Cameron’s statement on Lex Greensill lobbying in full

The former Prime Minister has spoken for the first time amid heavy criticism


Confidence among UK finance chiefs hits record high - Deloitte

Confidence among UK finance chiefs hits record high - Deloitte


You should make a career plan―here’s how

Unsure how to make your career dreams a reality? The first step is to get everything out on paper. Here’s expert advice on how to make a career plan that fits your aspirations, priorities and personality.


Distillery behind Kew Gardens Gin launches crowdfunding campaign to capitalise on optimism around hospitality's reopening

The East London Liquor Company, which produced London's first rye whisky in over a century, will look to recreate 2018 fundraising success when it raised £1m in 36 hours.


CEOs at top 300 companies earned more during the pandemic

America’s top CEOs increased their earnings during the Covid pandemic, despite incomes for many actually falling, according to a report. The median pay for 322 executives was $13.7 million (£9.9 million) in 2020 – a rise of $1.1 million on the year before, The Wall Street Journal found. Increases in CEO pay during the pandemic were reported at 206 of the 322 companies reviewed by the Journal. It included the take home pay of CEOs at Starbucks,...


One in seven small firms expecting redundancies as economy reopens after lockdown

As non-essential shops and outdoor hospitality in England reopen after three months in lockdown, new figures show that almost two-thirds of small businesses expect performance to improve this quarter – but one in seven expects to lay off some or all of their staff. The Federation of Small Businesses branded the expected redundancies “worrying” and called on the government for steps to shore up employment and protect against a “job market shock”...


Alibaba says does not expect material impact from antitrust fine, shares rally

Alibaba says does not expect material impact from antitrust fine, shares rally


Currys clearance sale offers cheap TVs, Windows 10 laptops and more - stores open tomorrow

CURRYS is launching a huge clearance sale as its stores reopen after months of lockdown restrictions. Here are some of the products on offer and how much you can save.


Asia shares slip into earnings season, U.S. data deluge

Asia shares slip into earnings season, U.S. data deluge


Darktrace readies to unveil £3bn London float plans

Darktrace readies to unveil £3bn London float plans


Australia’s living standards have risen and economy is ‘roaring back’, Deloitte says

Australia’s living standards actually increased in 2020 at a faster rate than the average over the past decade, due to surging commodity prices and rock bottom interest rates. That is the conclusion of the latest Deloitte Access Economics business outlook, released on Monday, which predicts that despite jobkeeper expiring at the end of March, unemployment will decrease through 2021, albeit gradually. As a result of the improved outlook, Deloitte...


Britons to enjoy first social tipples of 2021 after latest relaxation of lockdown measures

MILLIONS of people across England will enjoy their first social tipples of the year tomorrow after the latest relaxation of lockdown measures - and most will be toasting a bright furture, a Sunday Express poll shows.


How to Navigate restaurant wine lists post-lockdown

It’s happening. Things are shifting. Spring is in the air and soon restaurant terraces will be open for business and The post How to Navigate restaurant wine lists post-lockdown appeared first on CityAM.


Darktrace float to crystallise £20m stake for chief Gustafsson

Cyber security company Darktrace will on Monday fire the starting gun on a £3bn London flotation - crystallising a stake worth tens of millions of pounds for its 38-year-old chief executive.


Ladbrokes keeps Covid furlough payments despite online betting surge

Ladbrokes owner Entain claimed millions of pounds in furlough cash while reaping the benefits of a surge in online betting, the Guardian can disclose. Rival bookmaker William Hill paid back taxpayer support, citing growth in online revenue among the reasons it didn’t need the money. But HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) disclosures analysed by the Guardian show that Entain claimed between £12.5m and £30m over the course of December and January. It...