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Sweatshop Britain: Workers 'are paid £3 an hour in UK factories supplying high street stores'


23 January | 12:00 AM | Mirror.co.uk | Sunday Mirror

High street stores are allegedly selling clothes made in sweatshops by workers who are paid £3 an hour. An investigation into British factories connected to some of the UK’s most popular fashion chains has uncovered shocking employment practices. River Island and New Look are reported to have used suppliers that paid less than half the minimum wage, while online retailers Boohoo and Missguided hired suppliers that reportedly routinely broke employment law.

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Taxmen turn gaze on jewellers in wake of cash ban, launch probes


The Income Tax department has commenced largescale search operations at gold and diamond jewellers to check the source of their deposits made post the demonetisation announcement.

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Department stores are facing 'the worst results since the recession’


Retailers are reeling from weak holiday sales. Macy's, Sears, Target, Kohl's, and JCPenney are among the many companies  that have reported lackluster sales during the critical holiday period. In the wake of the disappointing season, Macy's and Sears are now collectively closing more than 200 stores , and analysts say JCPenney could shut down as many as 300 stores within the next couple years .

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UK high street retailers race to keep up with online demand


LONDON (Reuters) - British fashion retailers will switch their spending firepower to technology from the high street in 2017 after online shopping became the key driver of sales growth over the all-important festive period.


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Fortnum & Mason owner gave millions to charity


Wittington Investments paid out £109million according to its latest accounts, with another payment of £47million coming after the end of the financial year.

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UK retail sales fall at fastest rate in nearly five years


UK retail sales fell at the fastest rate in nearly five years last month, as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods in the run-up to Christmas.

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Pound falls against dollar after 'terrible' retail sales


The drop of 1.9 per cent month-on-month in December as shoppers spent less on clothing, footwear and household goods, compared to forecasts of a 0.1 per cent fall.


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