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11,000 jobs on the line as BHS collapses

It looks all but over for BHS, as it is most likely to be wound up, which mens 11,000 people's jobs going with it. This is all happening after administrators admitted that they just couldn't find a buyer for the company. In a statement, the administrators said that there had been some offers, but not…

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No more music at M&S

No more music at M&S

Just the other day, Bitterwallet found itself in a Marks & Spencer shop and found itself singing along to 'There's A Kind Of Hush' by The Carpenters. However, that'll soon be a thing of the past, as M&S is going to stop playing music in all 300 of their clothing and home stores... not that…

Austin Reed to close all shops

Austin Reed is going to close all 120 of its stores by the end of June, with around 1,000 members of staff losing their jobs. Sadly, the administrators said that there's been no viable offers for the troubled clothes-retailer. Peter Saville, joint administrator at AlixPartners, said: "We have explored all options to sell the business…

Will work be flexible during Euro 2016?

When there's an international football tournament on, there's a lot of people vying for the same holidays at work. Seeing as not everyone can have the same day off, you get a lot of sickies being thrown. With that, bosses and companies are being urged to be flexible with their employees during the Euro 2016…

More needs to be done about ticket touts

Ticket touts and scalpers are a massive pain. Then again, so is buying tickets for events at all. The whole thing is not consumer friendly is it? While we wait for someone to do something about erroneous, inflated booking fees, there's more calls that something needs to be done about ticket touts online. It's a…

Thomas Cook cabin crew to strike

Thomas Cook cabin crew have held a vote, and have decided that they support strike action, which is potentially going to affect a lot of holidays over summer. The unrest is over breaks, and the staff were balloted by their union, Unite, with the staff voting in favour of action. This is not great news…

Should the Royal Mail only do three deliveries a week?

The Royal Mail has announced a drastic drop in profits, because basically, everyone is sending fewer letters, and thanks to increased competition in the parcel game, the Royal Mail is seeing less go through their hands too. So what happens next? Well, an economist who appeared on BBC Radio's 'Wake Up to Money' has had…

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Cigarette 10 packs - RIP

Cigarette 10 packs - RIP

We all know about the new rules about cigarette packaging. Basically, the boxes will now have to be plain, have the same opening mechanism, and the same font, across all brans bought in the UK. They're also going to be plastered in health warnings. The laws come into play on Friday, but it'll be a…

600 jobs to go at Post Office

The Post Office is going to axe 600 jobs in their cash handling business. This is according to the Communication Workers Union. The PO's handling operation, called Supply Chain, does the collections, handling, and distribution of money over the Post Office network. These jobs are set to get the chop along the loss of 500…

Cadbury's Tiffin to come back

Remember Cadbury's Tiffin? Chances are, most don't remember it at all. No matter though, because the chocolate bar is going to make a comeback and appear in shops soon. The supermarket and newsagent shelves of the UK will again star Cadbury's chocolate bar, in which you'll find pieces of biscuit and raisins. Once again, it…

Anger at Sainsbury's for asking for free art

Sainsbury's have got everyone's dander up, after they send out a message, asking for someone to give them some of their time and talent for free. Basically, the supermarket giant wants a mural in one of their canteens, but they're not willing to actually pay for it. They posted this notice, asking for an artist's…

Rail network punctuality at worst level in a decade

Brace yourself for some news that is going to shock you to your core - punctuality on Britain's railways has sunk to the worst level it has been at in nearly a decade. This is according to official figures, which show that over one in every ten trains (precisely, 10.9%) didn't get to its destination…

TalkTalk profits halve, thanks to cyber attack

Thousands of customers decided to leave TalkTalk after the huge cyber attack that occurred last October. The company who announced they were ditching line-rental charges, have seen their profits halving after 160,000 customers' credit card and bank card details were exposed. TalkTalk's profits were down to £14 million, which is a substantial drop compared to…

Soon, you'll need a TV licence to watch catch-up

Soon enough, you aren't going to be able to watch on-demand TV if you don't have a TV licence. If you don't have one, you will no longer be able to catch-up on shows on BBC's iPlayer, All 4, ITV Hub, and whatever Channel 5 call theirs. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has announced today that…

Uber rival to appear, to give you more choice

Taxi drivers have been angry at the advent of Uber, and now they'll have another one to contend with in the form of Karhoo. The app is going to roll out across cities in the UK later this year. The company have already signed up a number of licensed taxis and private hire cabs all…