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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 improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers.Under the proposals, they could receive the full value of the shift cancelled or three…
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BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

Image copyright BBC/ITV Image caption Clockwise from top left: Gavin & Stacey, Love Island, Victoria and Happy Valley will be on BritBox Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey, Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service BritBox when it launches this year.The broadcasters are joining forces to set up…
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YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: "It starts to look like censorship"YouTube has defended its video recommendation algorithms, amid suggestions that the technology serves up increasingly extreme videos.On Thursday, a BBC report explored how YouTube had helped the Flat Earth conspiracy theory spread.But the company's new managing director for the UK, Ben…
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Public sector workers 'to get above-inflation pay rise'

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are reportedly in line to get a pay rise.Most members of the armed forces will get a 2.9% rise, teachers and school staff 2.75%, police officers, dentists and consultants 2.5%, senior civil servants 2%, the Times said.It is thought the rise will come from…
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Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max

Image copyright Reuters Boeing is taking a $4.9bn hit to cover costs related to the global grounding of its 737 Max aircraft.The charge is set to wipe out profits when the world's biggest planemaker posts quarterly results next week.In a statement, Boeing also said its "best estimate at this time" is that the aircraft will…
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Tesco raises prices on 1,000 products

Image copyright Getty Images Britain's largest supermarket, Tesco, has increased the price of more than 1,000 products in the past two weeks.The firm raised prices on products including cheese, chocolate and bananas by an average of 11%, according to the Press Association.Tesco says it held off raising prices for as long as it could, and…