Economy



Workers could get compensated for cancelled shifts

Image copyright Getty Images Zero-hours and “gig economy” workers who have shifts cancelled at short notice could be paid compensation under new government plans. The proposal is part of a package of measures aimed at…


How the doughnut became a million dollar idea

Every country has a version of the doughnut. The Netherlands has the olykoek. France has the beignet. But only in America did people think of turning out doughnuts on an industrial scale and selling them…





Ferry companies warn of gridlock in no-deal Brexit

Image copyright PA Media Cross-channel ferry companies have warned of gridlock around British ports, as they confirm they will not allow trucks to board ferries bound for France after a no-deal Brexit, unless they have…


Tourists facing travel money ‘shock’ this summer

Image copyright Getty Images Tourists could face a “shock” this summer when they travel abroad according to foreign currency experts. Those that buy euros at the airport can expect to receive around 98 euro cents…