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Ryanair passengers brace for new bag rules

November 1, 2018

  Brace, brace. The latest changes to Ryanair’s baggage policies take effect today, meaning passengers who want to take anything more than a small bag on board must pay for the privilege. Only those paying £6/€6 for priority boarding will be able to take a small suitcase of up to 10kg in the cabin. That Read More…


US attacks UK plan for digital services tax on tech giants

November 1, 2018

  The US has hit back against a UK plan to impose a new tax on sales by technology giants. US political leaders and business groups say the proposal would violate tax agreements by targeting US firms. They warned the tax could spark US retaliation and hurt prospects for a US-UK trade deal. In a Read More…


Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

November 1, 2018

  Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move which would make it Read More…


Wagamama sold to Frankie & Benny’s owner

October 30, 2018

  The Restaurant Group, the owners of the Frankie & Benny and Garfunkel’s restaurant chains, has struck a deal to buy Asian-themed chain Wagamama. The deal values the business, which opened its first restaurant in central London in 1992, at £559m. The Restaurant Group said Wagamama had “consistently and significantly outperformed its core UK market.” Read More…


Dr Martens’ profits march forward

October 22, 2018

  Strong sales in Europe and the Middle East have boosted profits at UK footwear firm Dr Martens. Earnings grew 33% to £50m in the year to March, with sales up 20% to £348.6m. The Northamptonshire-based company, most famous for its distinctive boots, said it had seen double-digit growth in revenues and profits in all Read More…


Morrisons loses data leak challenge

October 22, 2018

  Morrisons has lost its challenge to a High Court ruling that it is liable for a data breach that saw thousands of its employees’ details posted online. The Court of Appeal upheld the original decision against the supermarket, issued in December 2017. Workers brought a claim against the company after employee Andrew Skelton stole Read More…


Food sales drop as barbecue summer ends

October 18, 2018

  Food sales saw their steepest drop in three years in September as consumers tightened their belts after the unusually hot summer, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Sales of food were down 1.5% in the month, contributing to a 0.8% fall in total UK retail sales. The ONS said sales continued to Read More…


New Look to quit Chinese market as 130 stores face the axe

October 18, 2018

  The fashion chain New Look is to call time on its international presence by abandoning its entire Chinese operation as it tries to improve the fortunes of its domestic business. Sky News has learnt that ‎New Look will announce this week that it has appointed the property agent CBRE to find new tenants for Read More…


Domino’s growth cools amid consumer uncertainty

October 18, 2018

  Domino’s Pizza reported a sharp slowdown in UK sales growth and trimmed its profit outlook after “evident uncertainty” among UK consumers and the summer heatwave. The fast food company said like-for-like sales rose by 2.2% in its June-September quarter, down from 4.7% in the previous three-month period and 8.1% in the same quarter last Read More…


The business behind Michelin stars

October 15, 2018

  Michelin is probably best known as the company that bestows stars on restaurants to signify their excellence. Gordon Ramsay, awarding the Michelin stars for UK & Ireland 2019, described the event last week as the “Oscars of the restaurant industry”. Receiving a star isn’t only an industry accolade – it can also be a Read More…