Debenhams to cut 2,500 jobs as high street bloodbath continues

Debenhams chief executive Stefaan Vansteenkiste said at the time: “In these unprecedented circumstances the appointment of the administrators will protect our business, our employees, and other important stakeholders, so that we are in a position to resume trading from our stores when Government restrictions are lifted.

Four ways to get your money back the firm can’t stop you using

This kind of payment is a direct transfer so if there is a dispute with another party then it’s trickier to get your cash back. Recently the rules changed to make banks check that the names match the account details – astoundingly, they didn’t before.

River Island confirms 350 redundancies as rumours swirl over store closures

Chief executive Will Kernan said: “We are now in the process of restructuring our retail teams by simplifying our store management structures. With a heavy heart, I can confirm that these changes will potentially impact up to 350 store management and senior sales roles.”

Debenhams staff ‘in tears after Zoom sacking by manager who then just hung up’

The struggling company is planning on cutting 2,500 jobs as the department store chain battles to survive on the UK high street, and today it emerged they are drawing up contingency plans in the event of liquidation.

Social assistance programme receives Prime Minister’s approval

The programme also set a target that in 2021-25, at least 80 percent of children with autism will have access to education and at least 20,000 people with psychiatric disorders will be provided with vocational guidance and therapeutic workers at social assistance establishments.

The new post-pandemic operating model is upon us

These are exciting times. There are many ideas and emergent practices and some practices that might be called “good,” but we are a long way from asserting “best” practices. I have deep doubts that we will ever get to clear “best” practices in this increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world. But there’s definitely […]

Kavita Kaushik’s husband Ronnit Biswas claims Abhinav Shukla has ‘severe alcohol problems’, says ‘Had to call cops on him’

Mumbai: After Kavita Kaushik walked out of the Bigg Boss 14 house on Wednesday, her husband Ronnit Biswas alleged that Abhinav Shukla has ‘severe alcohol problems’ and that he begged them to give their house for a film. In a series of tweets, Ronnit also claimed that Abhinav would message Kavita and ask her to […]

The 3 steps to making tough decisions—bold advice from an ex-Marine officer

Things To Accept It’s an obligation: Recognize that you have a fundamental obligation to deal with and resolve hard decisions. The minute you accepted the mantle of leadership, you accepted the authority and responsibility for all decisions associated with that position. You can’t hope it disappears: The issue creating your hard choice will not resolve itself. […]

Eva Simpson: Rotters in charge won’t give us fair retail ending – it’s a national disgrace

Phil, according to reports, was holed up on his £100m superyacht, Lionheart, in Monaco. Was he trying everything he could to “f***ing fix things?” As a regular on the Sunday Times Rich List, goodness knows he could afford to. I don’t know.

On This Day in Cricket History: Virender Sehwag Smashed 293 Against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, Nearly Became First Man to Score 3 Test Triple Centuries

‘They Don’t Make Em’ Like That Anymore’ – This line from a popular Jason Blaine song fits perfectly for none other than Virender Sehwag – the man who redefined batting and left an indelible mark in the world cricket with his blazing and audacious strokeplay. With minimal footwork but maximum intent, Sehwag scored runs at […]