Firms in the "gig economy" are exploiting loopholes in employment law leaving workers worse off, say MPs. Minicab drivers and delivery riders face an "unacceptable burden" of having to prove they are "workers" not self-employed, two Commons committees ...
Bargain hunters hoping to find unbeatable discounts during this year's Black Friday shopping frenzy are warned the deals are often no different to other times during the year.
High street sales are forecast to fall in 2.1% this Christmas. Photograph: Murdo Macleod/the Guardian. Retail industry. UK shoppers expected to cut back this Christmas.
As public pressure mounts against using food for fuel, companies are increasingly focusing on biofuels made from waste such as used cooking oil and inedible plants.
British Airways is to introduce the aeronautical equivalent of the poor doors, with passengers who pay the least being made to board last.