2nd December 2019




Disabled workers suffer pay penalty

Image copyright Alamy Disabled employees are paid 12.2% less than their non-disabled peers, according to official data. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that in 2018 the median pay for non-disabled workers was £12.11…


Ted Baker probes £25m stock overstatement

Image copyright Ted Baker Fashion retailer Ted Baker has said it may have overstated the value of its stock by between £20m and £25m. Law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to carry out a review,…


Labour pledges to cut rail fares by a third

Image copyright NurPhoto / Getty Images Labour has announced plans to slash rail fares by 33% and simplify ticket prices for part-time workers if it wins the election on 12 December. The party also wants…


Cyber Monday expected to rake in ‘record US sales’

Image copyright Getty Images Retailers were poised for record-breaking Cyber Monday sales following blockbuster spending in this year’s Black Friday events, a forecast showed. Consumers in the US were expected to spend $9.4bn (£7.3bn) online…



Brexit: Could the UK and EU sort a trade deal in months?

Image copyright Getty Images The central element in the Conservatives’ election pitch is a commitment to “get Brexit done”. Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU would indeed end the UK’s membership. But it would…