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Fashion chain Select falls into administration

Fashion chain Select has fallen into administration, putting 1,800 jobs at risk at its 169 stores across the UK. The firm, which targets women aged 18-45, has been struggling despite having struck a deal in April last year that cut rents at its stores. Select’s administrators said stores would continue to trade while all options […]

Arriva suing the government over rail franchise

Rail giant Arriva is suing the government after it lost its bid to run the East Midlands railway franchise. The firm, owned by Germany’s state-backed Deutsche Bahn, said it wanted more information on how the Department for Transport assessed the bids. The move comes after rival Stagecoach, which was banned from rebidding, announced it was taking […]

Uber shares sink on stock market debut

Uber shares slid to close 7.6% down on their first day of trading, as the highly anticipated share market listing failed to win over investors. Boss, Dara Khosrowshahi, was among those who rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange to begin trading. By the end of the session shares were at $41.51 […]

The Great British queue and its impact on a business’ bottom line

By Leigh Moody, Managing Director at SOTI UK Queueing is recognised as a steadfast British pastime, with the average Briton spending up to 235 days waiting in a queue or line to be serviced over the course of a lifetime. But in the age of instant gratification, queueing culture is having a detrimental effect on […]

New research shows impact of workers’ lunches

New research by Perkbox, reveals that over half of working Brits lunch out at least once or twice a week during their working week, and nearly a quarter do so three to four times a week. The research, which surveyed 17,736 Perkbox users across the country, to understand employee consumer habits, found that only 11% […]

Most businesses satisfied with ROI on video marketing

An overwhelming majority of businesses are satisfied with the ROI of video marketing, according to a survey of more than 160 business owners across the U.S. The questionnaire focused on exploring different aspects of how businesses plan to implement video content on their marketing this year. Its scope, ROI, performance, and social media implementation. Video […]

Amazon accused of failing pregnant workers

A US woman is suing Amazon, alleging that she was sacked because she was pregnant, raising more questions about working conditions in its warehouses. According to tech news site CNET, the online retailer has been involved in seven similar legal cases brought by pregnant warehouse workers in the past eight years. All of these women allege […]

Stagecoach to take legal action over railway franchisee

The operator of the East Midlands railway franchise is taking the government to court after it was barred from re-bidding for the contract. In April it was announced Dutch government-owned Abellio will take over the service in August. Stagecoach, which was banned over pension concerns, said the government had “breached its statutory duties”. The Department for Transport […]

Debenhams administrators reject all bids

The owners of Debenhams have said administrators have rejected all takeover bids for the struggling firm. Celine, a consortium made up of the retailer’s lenders, said the bids were “not at the level required to be taken forward” and it would retain ownership. It said it was confident that creditors would back the turnaround plan, […]

Uber drivers to stage strikes over pay and conditions

Uber drivers in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow will protest outside Uber offices on Wednesday. They will be joined by drivers in the US cities of New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington DC in striking over pay and work conditions. The protests come days before the company lists its […]