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Patisserie Valerie: Redundant staff 'not receiving final pay'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Administrators posted letters in shop windows notifying customers of the closures Staff made redundant by Patisserie Valerie have told the BBC they have not been paid for their final month's work.Up to 900 staff members lost their jobs in January when administrators KPMG closed 70 of the cafe chain's…
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HMV: Canada record shop boss 'enters race'

Image copyright Getty Images The race to buy collapsed music chain HMV has a new front-runner after a surprise intervention from a Canadian entrepreneur, media reports say.The latest rescue bid is said to come from businessman Doug Putman, owner of Canada's Sunrise Records stores.The move pits him against Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley, who has…
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Millennials' pay 'scarred' by the 2008 banking crisis

Pay for workers in their 30s is still 7% below the level at which it peaked before the 2008 banking crisis, research has suggested.The Resolution Foundation think tank said people who were in their 20s at the height of the recession a decade ago were worst hit by the pay squeeze.It suggested the crisis had…
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Fighting back against the billionaires

Image caption Bruce Miller worked at Sears for more than 35 years As a wave of bankruptcies hits the retail sector, workers want to know why their bosses are coming out ahead.The fall of Sears, once an icon of American retail might, has hit Bruce Miller hard.The 56-year-old started at the department store out of…
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Brexit: Care home and hospital caterers stockpiling food

Image copyright Getty Images Major suppliers to care homes and hospitals are stockpiling food to offset the potential disruption of a no-deal Brexit.Apetito and Bidfood, who between them supply thousands of care providers, said they were holding extra inventory in case of supply chain problems.Both said they were prepared but Apetito said it feared others…