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US jobs creation surges in March as recovery gains steam https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56616636
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56616636
<div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-vk3nhx-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-1xtcmof-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”Baltazar Ayala, 54, cleans a dining table at La Noche Buena restaurant in Los Angeles, which is on the cusp of reopening parts of its economy if the county reaches 2 million coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations administered in disadvantaged areas, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 11, 2021.” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/177F2/production/_117824269_tv066182248.jpg 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/177F2/production/_117824269_tv066182248.jpg 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/177F2/production/_117824269_tv066182248.jpg 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/177F2/production/_117824269_tv066182248.jpg 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/177F2/production/_117824269_tv066182248.jpg 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/177F2/production/_117824269_tv066182248.jpg 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/177F2/production/_117824269_tv066182248.jpg” width=”976″ height=”549″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span><span class=”ssrcss-1ecljvk-StyledFigureCopyright e34k3c23″>Reuters</span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>The US economy saw a surge in hiring in March as vaccination increased, officials eased restrictions and people pushed to return to their pre-pandemic activities.</b></p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Employers added more than 900,000 jobs driven by re-openings at restaurants, bars, construction sites and schools.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The gains were the biggest since August and helped lower the unemployment rate to 6% from 6.2% in February.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>However, overall employment remains far lower than before the Covid pandemic.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Speaking on Friday, US President Joe Biden said people must remain vigilant when it comes to taking precautions against coronavirus. He said that millions have not yet been vaccinated and that many parts of the economy hit by closures remain weak.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”I plead with you, don’t give back the progress we’ve all fought so hard to achieve,” Mr Biden said. “We need to finish this job. We need every American to buckle down and keep their guard up.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”That’s how we’re going to beat the virus and cast off the weight of the pandemic that’s holding our economy back.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-18mjolk-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-1xtcmof-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”Construction workers on a job site on February 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida.” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/6A6A/production/_117824272_gettyimages-1300388826.jpg 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/6A6A/production/_117824272_gettyimages-1300388826.jpg 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/6A6A/production/_117824272_gettyimages-1300388826.jpg 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/6A6A/production/_117824272_gettyimages-1300388826.jpg 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/6A6A/production/_117824272_gettyimages-1300388826.jpg 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/6A6A/production/_117824272_gettyimages-1300388826.jpg 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/2048/cpsprodpb/6A6A/production/_117824272_gettyimages-1300388826.jpg” width=”2048″ height=”1152″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span><span class=”ssrcss-1ecljvk-StyledFigureCopyright e34k3c23″>Getty Images</span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The US lost more than 20 million jobs last spring as the virus led to widespread lockdowns. It has regained more than half, but the number of jobs is still more than 8 million down from February 2020, <a href=”https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm” class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>the US Labor Department said</a>.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>In response to the crisis, Washington has approved trillions of dollars in recovery aid, including a $1.9tn (£1.4tn) package last month that contained $1,400 stimulus cheques for many Americans, extended unemployment benefits, and funded the re-opening of schools.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Analysts are expecting a strong rebound later this year, as families emerge from lockdowns with pent-up demand and, in many cases, savings put away during the pandemic.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Estimates suggest the growth rate in 2021 could hit 6% or higher. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said she is hopeful that near full employment could return next year.</p></div></div><div data-component=”crosshead-block” class=”ssrcss-mysbf6-ComponentWrapper-CrossheadComponentWrapper e1xue1i84″><h2 class=”ssrcss-qozapo-StyledHeading e1fj1fc10″>’Real light at the end of the tunnel'</h2></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”The better than expected 916,000 rebound in non-farm payrolls in March still leaves employment 8.4 million below its pre-pandemic peak from just over a year ago, but with the vaccination program likely to reach critical mass within the next couple of months and the next round of fiscal stimulus providing a big boost, there is finally real light at the end of the tunnel,” said Paul Ashworth, chief US economist at Capital Economics.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The jobs report showed nearly every sector in the economy adding positions in March. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>More people entered the labour force, encouraged by the signs of rebound, and jobless rates fell for most groups. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Officials also said employers added 156,000 more jobs in January and February than previous estimated.</p></div></div><div data-component=”unordered-list-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><div class=”ssrcss-1pzprxn-BulletListContainer e5tfeyi3″><ul role=”list”><li><a href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55844807″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>US economic decline not as bad as feared</a></li><li><a href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56406124″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>’There’s no recovery without raising the minimum wage'</a></li></ul></div></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”The broader re-opening of the economy, growing optimism that the end of the pandemic is in sight and a reversal of last month’s unseasonably cold weather generated broad gains in hiring,” Wells Fargo economist Sarah House said. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”While there is still a lot of ground to make up, the labour market is on track for a relatively quick recovery,” she added.</p></div></div><p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:51:07 +0000 en-GB
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Boohoo to probe price differences for same clothing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56506859
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56506859
<div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-vk3nhx-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-1xtcmof-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”Jen and Lucy” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/2953/production/_117697501_coatsindex.jpg 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/2953/production/_117697501_coatsindex.jpg 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/2953/production/_117697501_coatsindex.jpg 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/2953/production/_117697501_coatsindex.jpg 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/2953/production/_117697501_coatsindex.jpg 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/2953/production/_117697501_coatsindex.jpg 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/2953/production/_117697501_coatsindex.jpg” width=”976″ height=”549″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>Online retailer Boohoo is investigating why the same items of clothing were sold for higher prices across a number of its fashion labels.</b></p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The BBC discovered that Dorothy Perkins and Coast, which are both owned by Boohoo, sold exactly the same coat but it cost £34 more at Coast. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>There are price disparities across a range of Boohoo brands, which also include Oasis and Warehouse.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Boohoo said the “miscommunication was not intentional”.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”All Boohoo group brands work independently, and so this miscommunication was not intentional as teams are not privy to what’s being bought and sold across the other group brands,” a spokeswoman for Boohoo said.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”Our internal investigation continues and we will be re-pricing all the crossover stock to be aligned.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The price disparity was revealed after reporter Jennifer Meierhans bought a coat from Coast – as a friend happened to buy the exact same coat from Dorothy Perkins. </p></div></div><div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-18mjolk-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-1xtcmof-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”The labels” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/AD46/production/_117685344_labelscomposite.jpg 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/AD46/production/_117685344_labelscomposite.jpg 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/AD46/production/_117685344_labelscomposite.jpg 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/AD46/production/_117685344_labelscomposite.jpg 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/AD46/production/_117685344_labelscomposite.jpg 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/AD46/production/_117685344_labelscomposite.jpg 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/AD46/production/_117685344_labelscomposite.jpg” width=”976″ height=”549″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The Dorothy Perkins branding appeared to have been cut from the care label in the coat sold by Coast.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Boohoo said the coat was first sold by Coast and has now been re-priced at £17 on both brands’ websites.</p></div></div><div data-component=”crosshead-block” class=”ssrcss-mysbf6-ComponentWrapper-CrossheadComponentWrapper e1xue1i84″><h2 class=”ssrcss-qozapo-StyledHeading e1fj1fc10″>’Brand identity'</h2></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Catherine Erdly, founder of The Resilient Retail Club consultancy, and a former senior merchandiser at Coast, said: “If all Boohoo are going to do is buy the same stuff and slap different prices on it then it’s destroying that brand’s identity.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>She said that while each brand will have its own “architecture” for setting prices, it is likely Coast and Dorothy Perkins had benefited from some kind of trading “opportunity”, where a supplier had stock and both companies needed coats.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”But if they’re going to do things like that, they didn’t do it in a clever way,” Ms Erdly said. “The customer will sense that it’s just trying to get as much as possible out of them.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>She added: “There’s no way a Coast garment could have sold at £17 without losing money, a garment made for the Coast brand would cost more than that to make.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>There are a number of instances where the same item of clothing is priced differently across Boohoo’s brands.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>A long “luxe” padded coat in the colour mushroom was originally sold for <a href=”https://www.oasis-stores.com/long-luxe-padded-coat/AAA03106.html?color=145″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>£89 at Oasis</a> and <a href=”https://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/clothing-203535/jackets-coats-4102031/mushroom-long-luxe-padded-coat-10268533″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>£65 at Dorothy Perkins</a>.</p></div></div><div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-18mjolk-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-1xtcmof-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”Coat for sale on Oasis website” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/10C0C/production/_117802686_oasismushroomlong.jpg 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/10C0C/production/_117802686_oasismushroomlong.jpg 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/10C0C/production/_117802686_oasismushroomlong.jpg 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/10C0C/production/_117802686_oasismushroomlong.jpg 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/10C0C/production/_117802686_oasismushroomlong.jpg 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/10C0C/production/_117802686_oasismushroomlong.jpg 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/10C0C/production/_117802686_oasismushroomlong.jpg” width=”976″ height=”549″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span><span class=”ssrcss-1ecljvk-StyledFigureCopyright e34k3c23″>Oasis</span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-18mjolk-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-2eykyh-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”Coat for sale on Dorothy Perkins website” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/15A2C/production/_117802688_dorothyperkinsmushroomlong.jpg 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/15A2C/production/_117802688_dorothyperkinsmushroomlong.jpg 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/15A2C/production/_117802688_dorothyperkinsmushroomlong.jpg 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/15A2C/production/_117802688_dorothyperkinsmushroomlong.jpg 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/15A2C/production/_117802688_dorothyperkinsmushroomlong.jpg 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/15A2C/production/_117802688_dorothyperkinsmushroomlong.jpg 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/15A2C/production/_117802688_dorothyperkinsmushroomlong.jpg” width=”976″ height=”660″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span><span class=”ssrcss-1ecljvk-StyledFigureCopyright e34k3c23″>Dorothy Perkins</span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The same coat in khaki was in the sale for <a href=”https://www.warehousefashion.com/long-luxe-padded-coat/AWW00729-2.html?color=135″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>£30 in Warehouse</a> and <a href=”https://www.coastfashion.com/long-luxe-padded-coat/ACC95535.html?color=135″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>£66.75 in Coast</a> until the BBC brought the matter to Boohoo’s attention. They are now both priced at £18. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services at consumer watchdog Which?, said loyal customers of these brands will be “shocked and disappointed to see these stark price differences between seemingly identical items of clothing”. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>She said: “People choose brands and stay loyal by expecting quality to match the prices they pay.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>”Brands that offer a first-class customer experience and can be trusted are the ones that come out on top in our retailer surveys. This practice from Boohoo could risk undermining trust with customers.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Boohoo operates a number of different brands after buying up businesses when their owners fell into administration.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Boohoo <a href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49247514″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>bought Coast’s online business in 2019</a> along with sister brand Karen Millen. While in February, it acquired Dorothy Perkins, together with Wallis and Burton, from failed retail group Arcadia for £25.2m</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Boohoo said: “Stock of the item in question was purchased and live on site by Coast prior to The Boohoo Group’s acquisition of the Dorothy Perkins brand.”</p></div></div><div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-18mjolk-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-18zmtda-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”Banner saying ‘Get in touch'” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/1739F/production/_113753159_yqa_get_in_touch_top_no_yqa_text_640-nc.png 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/1739F/production/_113753159_yqa_get_in_touch_top_no_yqa_text_640-nc.png 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/1739F/production/_113753159_yqa_get_in_touch_top_no_yqa_text_640-nc.png 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1739F/production/_113753159_yqa_get_in_touch_top_no_yqa_text_640-nc.png 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/1739F/production/_113753159_yqa_get_in_touch_top_no_yqa_text_640-nc.png 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/1739F/production/_113753159_yqa_get_in_touch_top_no_yqa_text_640-nc.png 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/2048/cpsprodpb/1739F/production/_113753159_yqa_get_in_touch_top_no_yqa_text_640-nc.png” width=”2048″ height=”244.26666666666668″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>Have you bought clothes from a Boohoo brand, only to see it priced cheaper under another Boohoo-owned business? 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Covid 19: Pakistan among new countries added to England’s travel ban list https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56614950
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<div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-vk3nhx-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-1xtcmof-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”People walking in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 31 March 2021″ srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/0656/production/_117822610_mediaitem117822607.jpg 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/0656/production/_117822610_mediaitem117822607.jpg 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/0656/production/_117822610_mediaitem117822607.jpg 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/0656/production/_117822610_mediaitem117822607.jpg 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/0656/production/_117822610_mediaitem117822607.jpg 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/0656/production/_117822610_mediaitem117822607.jpg 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/0656/production/_117822610_mediaitem117822607.jpg” width=”976″ height=”549″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span><span class=”ssrcss-1ecljvk-StyledFigureCopyright e34k3c23″>EPA</span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>Travel from the Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh is to be banned from next week, the government says.</b></p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>They are being added to England’s “red list” amid concerns about the spread of new Covid-19 variants.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>From 04:00 on 9 April, international visitors who have travelled from or through those countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>An exception is made for British or Irish passport holders, or people with UK residence rights. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>But they must first pay to <a href=”https://www.gov.uk/guidance/booking-and-staying-in-a-quarantine-hotel-when-you-arrive-in-england” class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days</a>. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>During their stay, passengers will have to take two coronavirus tests – but a negative test result does not mean they can shorten their time in quarantine. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Neither will they be able to end it early through the Test to Release scheme, where travellers from non-red list countries can leave home isolation after a negative test on day five. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The Department for Transport (DfT) said information about exemptions for nurses arriving from the Philippines “who are critical to supporting the NHS during Covid and the recovery” would be set out before Friday. </p></div></div><div data-component=”unordered-list-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><div class=”ssrcss-1pzprxn-BulletListContainer e5tfeyi3″><ul role=”list”><li><a href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52544307″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>Which countries are on the red list and what are the rules?</a></li><li><a href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51235105″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>How many cases are there worldwide?</a></li></ul></div></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Travel bans are intended to reduce the risk from new coronavirus variants like the South Africa strain, the Department for Transport (DfT) said. They are based on advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Data has shown that most cases of the South Africa coronavirus variant found in the UK so far have been linked to international travel, with very few having come from Europe, said the DfT. </p></div></div><div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-18mjolk-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-h61a99-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”line” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png” width=”624″ height=”2″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”crosshead-block” class=”ssrcss-mysbf6-ComponentWrapper-CrossheadComponentWrapper e1xue1i84″><h2 class=”ssrcss-qozapo-StyledHeading e1fj1fc10″>Which countries are on the red list?</h2></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Nearly 40 countries are currently on the <a href=”https://www.gov.uk/guidance/transport-measures-to-protect-the-uk-from-variant-strains-of-covid-19#red-list-travel-ban-countries” class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>UK government’s red list</a> of countries from which travel is banned:</p></div></div><div data-component=”unordered-list-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><div class=”ssrcss-1pzprxn-BulletListContainer e5tfeyi3″><ul role=”list”><li><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>Middle East:</b> Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE)</li><li><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>Africa: </b>Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Ethopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe</li><li><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>Asia:</b> Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines</li><li><b class=”ssrcss-14iz86j-BoldText e5tfeyi0″>South America: </b>Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela</li></ul></div></div></div><div data-component=”image-block” class=”ssrcss-18mjolk-ComponentWrapper e1xue1i80″><figure class=”ssrcss-2y05cd-StyledFigure e34k3c20″><div class=”ssrcss-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer e34k3c22″><span class=”ssrcss-h61a99-Placeholder e16icw910″><span><div><img alt=”line” srcset=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/240/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 240w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/320/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 320w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/480/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 480w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 624w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/800/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 800w, https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png 976w” src=”https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1FCD/production/_105914180_line976-nc.png” width=”624″ height=”2″ loading=”lazy” class=”ssrcss-evoj7m-Image ee0ct7c0″></div></span></span></div></figure></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>No direct flight bans from the four countries will be put in place, but passengers are advised to check their travel plans before departing for England. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Simon Calder, travel editor at The Independent, said the government has “plenty of evidence that there’s a risk from new variants of concern coming in from these countries” and is alarmed about numbers. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>But he said the changes could cause a “great deal of problems” for many in the UK whose family live in the four affected countries as they now have less than a week to get home if they are overseas.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>He said “bookings are soaring” ahead of next Friday. </p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>Under the current rules, foreign travel from the UK is banned <a href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52544307″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>apart from for exceptional reasons</a>.</p></div></div><div data-component=”text-block” class=”ssrcss-uf6wea-RichTextComponentWrapper e1xue1i83″><div class=”ssrcss-3z08n3-RichTextContainer e5tfeyi2″><p>The earliest date people from England <a href=”https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52646738″ class=”ssrcss-hiczm3-InlineLink e1no5rhv0″>will be able to travel abroad</a> for a holiday is 17 May, when the government hopes to move to step three of its lockdown exit plan.</p></div></div><p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Fri, 02 Apr 2021 12:51:53 +0000 en-GB
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