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Home delivery firms blamed for enabling problem drinkers

Alcohol charities are calling for tighter rules on online delivery firms amid growing concerns that they are making home drop-offs to problem drinkers and children aged under 18. Recent research by Wrexham University found that age-verification measures used by suppliers and delivery firms were weak, with online checks easy to get around and couriers manually…
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September 25, 2021 0

Why Uber and Lyft are taking a page out of Big Tobacco’s playbook in labor law battle | Veena Dubal

Uber and Lyft are waging a scorched-earth regulatory battle to avoid providing basic benefits to their drivers, now considered essential workers, in their largest US market: California. In response to a lawsuit by the California attorney general, Xavier Becerra, a judge found the companies’ drivers to be employees and ordered Uber and Lyft to act…
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September 25, 2021 0

Sorry, Uber. Anti-racism slogans are all very well – but how about paying a decent wage? | Arwa Mahdawi

We live in a golden age of brand activism: multinational corporations no longer want to simply flog you stuff, they want to lecture you about social justice at the same time. Take Uber, for example. The ride-sharing company, which conquered large swathes of the world by flouting regulations and classifying its drivers as contractors so…
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September 24, 2021 0

London Fashion Week was the centre of the designers’ universe — Covid changed all that

September is the January of fashion, marking the beginning of a new season and the biggest showcase of the year for most designers. Fashion weeks are held through September and October in London, New York, Paris and Milan for the summer collections which hit the stores in January the following year. This year there’s a…
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September 24, 2021 0

Are gig economy disrupters finally running out of road?

A plumber who suffered a heart attack a decade ago was the first domino to fall. Gary Smith wanted to cut his working days following the illness but Pimlico Plumbers refused. Smith claims he was unfairly dismissed and entitled to other rights. Smith, perhaps unknowingly, was putting the booming gig economy on trial and his…
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September 24, 2021 0

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Ofgem, Addison Lee, Swissport – ShareCast

Nearly one in four home purchases this year will be backed by the “bank of mum and dad” – up from fewer than one in five in 2019 – as buyers struggle with the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis. Financial help provided by the bank of mum and dad, encompassing parents, grandparents, other family…
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September 24, 2021 0

Dunelm trading ahead of expectations, AstraZeneca upbeat on Imfinzi and Farxiga – ShareCast

London open The FTSE 100 is expected to open 33 points higher on Tuesday, having closed down 0.61% on Friday at 5,963.57, before the long weekend. Stocks to watch Dunelm said trading was well ahead of its expectations in the past two months helped by demand that built up during the Covid-19 lockdown. The homewares…
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September 24, 2021 0

PRESS DIGEST-British Business – Sept. 1 – Yahoo Finance

Sept 1 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times – Credit Suisse Group AG is pushing ahead with plans to build a European investment banking hub in Spain and to trim back…
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September 24, 2021 0