Avoiding Restaurant-at-Home Disputes

Avoiding Restaurant-at-Home Disputes

For the hospitality industry, the last 12 months have been more challenging than anyone could have predicted at the start of the pandemic. Walk down any high street, and the numerous ‘closed’ signs coupled with thin foot traffic help to illustrate the economic impact these businesses have endured. To make matters worse, as more food and drink establishments embrace online ordering and food delivery services, these businesses that are fortunate enough to remain open now…

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Tech Firm, Wise Launches New Platform To Revolutionise How Companies Engage A Self Employed Workforce

Tech Firm, Wise Launches New Platform To Revolutionise How Companies Engage A Self Employed Workforce

A fast-growing UK based technology firm is celebrating following the launch of its brand new digital platform. The cross-device platform will transform the way logistics companies engage a self-employed workforce. Wise, who creates technology for the self-employment industry and specialises in logistics has now launched its new revolutionary platform and accompanying mobile app to provide a solution for an array of long-term issues affecting the logistics industry. These issues include recruiting, onboarding and retaining staff…

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UK Business Has Proven Solution For Planned Vaccination Passport

UK Business Has Proven Solution For Planned Vaccination Passport

Any Universal Vaccination Passport solution will need to have both a digital and physical element or it will not be fully accessible according to Martin Ruda, Group MD at the TALL Group of Companies. His warnings follow the announcement of a number of trials of domestic and international digital solutions which are mainly focussed on proprietary apps and smart phone technology. Martin explains: “The key to having a Universal Passport Solution is that is can…

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Comment from the DHSC – or lack of

Comment from the DHSC – or lack of

The Government recently announced that all businesses in England are now able to sign up to receive free rapid coronavirus tests under the government’s workplace testing programme. Businesses of all sizes, including those with fewer than 50 employees, can register to order lateral flow tests for their workers, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said. The department said rapid Covid-19 testing, where results can be returned in under 30 minutes, would help people…

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Call for better masks to protect all staff

Call for better masks to protect all staff

For some time now, nurses have been calling for all UK staff to be given a higher grade of face mask to protect them against new variants of coronavirus. The Royal College of Nursing warned “that inadequate PPE may be putting the lives of nursing staff at risk”. Although some hospitals are offering staff high-grade PPE, many are not – and that is leading to unequal levels of protection depending on where nurses work creating…

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Yodel Faces £250,000 Bill As GMB Workers Take Delivery Giant To Court 

Yodel Faces £250,000 Bill As GMB Workers Take Delivery Giant To Court 

GMB Union has evidence underpayment goes back 20 years – it’s ridiculous Yodel has not settled and would rather take its chances at a tribunal  Yodel could face a bill of up to £250,000 as GMB drivers take the company to court.  Up to 500 workers for the logistics giant could have been underpaid for their night shift,  some of them to the tune of £1,000 each.  Initially, a group of 18 night workers found their pay packets short because their overtime allowances were missing.  They contacted their union – GMB…

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Brexit crisis escalates as the EU threatens legal action and ParcelHero reveals a £5.25bn e-commerce black hole

Brexit crisis escalates as the EU threatens legal action and ParcelHero reveals a £5.25bn e-commerce black hole

Britain’s unilateral decision to shelve the next phase of Northern Ireland border checks has left the EU threatening legal action, while a new ParcelHero report reveals UK e-commerce stores face a 35% drop in sales of products sourced outside the UK.  The international delivery specialist ParcelHero says the Government’s Brexit plans are in crisis. It warns Brexit is likely to cost UK traders £5.25bn in lost revenues and increased costs. ParcelHero is also cautioning that…

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Consumer spending fell 13.8 per cent in February as lockdown continued, yet some sectors saw record growth

Consumer spending fell 13.8 per cent in February as lockdown continued, yet some sectors saw record growth

Spending on essential items grew 5.3 per cent year-on-year as online grocery shopping surged Food and drink specialist stores, which includes butchers, greengrocers and fresh food box services reached a record high of 63.3 per cent growth Spending on non-essentials dropped 22.1 per cent, as much of the high-street remained closed Confidence in the wider UK economy rose to its highest point in the past 12 months The Barclaycard report combines hundreds of millions of…

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Hermes Trials ‘Voice In Van’ Concept

Hermes Trials ‘Voice In Van’ Concept

A voice assistant that supports couriers on their delivery rounds is being trialled in London this month by Hermes UK and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. ‘Neo’ can broadcast or display specific delivery information to the driver, including the type of delivery and the customer’s preferred safe place location to improve efficiencies and provide enhanced support to new or busy drivers with high parcel volumes, in rush-hour traffic or at unknown destinations. The assistant runs on the…

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Sunak’s give-and-take Budget won’t rescue retail or bail out business

Sunak’s give-and-take Budget won’t rescue retail or bail out business

Chancellor Sunak’s promised £65bn spend, at the expense of a new 25% corporation tax, is simply robbing Peter to pay Paul. It’s not enough to save many SME retailers and manufacturers, cautions the home delivery expert ParcelHero The unprecedented national debt created by the impact of the Covid pandemic means Chancellor Rishi Sunak could not produce the Budget to save many struggling SME businesses, fears the e-commerce expert ParcelHero. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David…

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