Two million limited companies have had very little lockdown support

Left in the lurch: Kate Solomons’s small business has dried up in the crisis Small business owners have been forced to raid personal savings to prop up their cash-starved companies – 100 days after lockdown began. Back in March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a package worth more than £300 billion to support British businesses and … Read more Two million limited companies have had very little lockdown support

New Michigan law makes it illegal for companies to force workers to be implanted with microchips

A new bill passed by the Michigan House of Representatives would make it illegal for companies to force workers to be implanted with microchips. The legislation, called the Microchip Protection Act, or House Bill 5672, would still allow employees to volunteer for microchip implants but making implants mandatory would be against the law.  The practice … Read more New Michigan law makes it illegal for companies to force workers to be implanted with microchips

Verizon joins list of US companies to boycott Facebook over its failure to crack down on hate speech

Verizon has joined the growing list of US companies boycotting Facebook over its failure to crack down on hate speech, after one of its ads was reportedly posted next to a video ‘drawing on hateful and antisemitic rhetoric’ on the platform.  The telecomms firm announced Thursday it will pull ads from Facebook until the social … Read more Verizon joins list of US companies to boycott Facebook over its failure to crack down on hate speech

Tucker Carlson slams big tech companies after Twitter flags his post mocking Seattle’s CHAZ

Tucker Carlson has taken aim at liberal bias at big tech companies after Twitter flagged one his posts as ‘potentially sensitive’ and YouTube warned viewers one his videos may be ‘inappropriate or offensive to some audiences’.  In a withering monologue on his Fox News program Friday night, the outspoken conservative raged: ‘The left’s goal is … Read more Tucker Carlson slams big tech companies after Twitter flags his post mocking Seattle’s CHAZ

Caribbean countries say companies that benefited from slave trade should pay reparations

Caribbean countries have said that British financial institutions which benefited from the slave trade should go further than saying sorry by paying reparations.  Apologies for their role in slavery have already been made by both Lloyd’s of London and pub chain Greene King. Both firms also pledged to make financial contributions after their founders were … Read more Caribbean countries say companies that benefited from slave trade should pay reparations

Queen praises ‘heartwarming’ response of Britain’s companies

The Queen tells of her ‘pride’ at British businesses’ ‘heartwarming’ response to Covid crisis after thousands of small to large firms stepped up to support the NHS and hard-hit communities Her Majesty says it gave her ‘great pride’ to see what business groups are doing  Sends ‘warmest best wishes and support to business communities’ worldwide … Read more Queen praises ‘heartwarming’ response of Britain’s companies

Companies may be ordered to publish ethnic pay gaps

Companies may soon be required to publish their ethnic pay gaps under new legislation following a review ordered by Downing Street. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week confirmed the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities would reconsider current legislation which only requires organisations to publish a disparity in gender pay. The new proposal, which … Read more Companies may be ordered to publish ethnic pay gaps

Regulators blacklist nine unauthorised debt advice companies since April

Unscrupulous advertisers are mimicking the names of legitimate debt charities, research has revealed, raising fears that vulnerable people looking for help are at risk of bad advice. Since the start of April, nine companies purporting to offer debt advice have been placed on the Financial Conduct Authority’s blacklist of unauthorised firms, according to exclusive analysis … Read more Regulators blacklist nine unauthorised debt advice companies since April

Big companies slammed over coronavirus furlough abuse

Big companies slammed over furlough abuse: Firms tapping funds aimed at saving jobs while plotting to fire thousands By James Salmon for the Daily Mail Published: 22:22 BST, 29 May 2020 | Updated: 22:22 BST, 29 May 2020 Boris Johnson has been urged to crack down on firms which furlough staff who they expect to … Read more Big companies slammed over coronavirus furlough abuse

Tobacco companies have been ‘developing accessories’ that circumvent the menthol ban

Tobacco companies have been working on new accessories that bypass the UK’s ban on menthol cigarettes, which comes into force this week, according to a new study. UK researchers say tobacco companies have used a four-year period to prepare for the ban by developing new products such as menthol filters and ‘flavour cards’ that make … Read more Tobacco companies have been ‘developing accessories’ that circumvent the menthol ban