Day: December 1, 2020

Retailers unite to make high street shopping safer this Christmas

Ted Baker, Phase Eight, Mint Velvet, Jigsaw, Reiss, Hobbs and Paperchase are among 17 brands already participating in the #SaveShops campaign led by unified commerce specialist OneStock.

It aims to increase awareness of in-store services that support a safer shopping experience for customers while helping to safeguard millions of retail jobs throughout the Christmas period.

The hashtag #SaveShops guides consumers to a new online hub, saveshops.co.uk, where they can find a list of UK brands offering options such as click and collect, reserve and collect, assisted remote shopping with a store staff employee as well as home delivery. Retailers that provide any of these services are invited to sign up.

“This is a fantastic initiative in what has been an extremely disrupted year,” said Beth Butterwick, Consulting Partner at Jigsaw. “We are looking forward to welcoming customers back to each of our locations with open arms in December. These

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Conservative rebellion unlikely to derail coronavirus tier vote as Labour set to abstain

Boris Johnson is heading for a COVID showdown with rebel Tory MPs, despite being assured of victory in a Commons vote after Sir Keir Starmer said Labour will abstain.

Around 50 Conservative MPs are predicted to come out against the government in a vote to approve the tier system of COVID curbs in England, in which 99% of the population face tough restrictions.

But in a dramatic twist on the eve of the Commons clash, the Labour leader announced that for the first time during the pandemic Labour would not support the government in a key vote.

The party will instead abstain, although a handful of left-wing MPs are expected to join rebel Tory MPs in voting against the restrictions, which come into force at midnight.

That means that even if Mr Johnson suffers a big rebellion from his own backbenchers, the so-called “payroll vote” of members of the government,

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Warren joining Business Insider’s Singapore bureau

Katie Warren

Business Insider reporter Katie Warren is moving to the news organization’s Singapore bureau, which recently opened.

Warren has been covering executive lifestyle, wealth, travel, luxury real estate, strategy, and careers. She joined Business Insider in August 2018.

She previously interned at Insider and at NBC’s television stations, where she covered Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, earthquakes in Mexico, and the Las Vegas shooting.

Warren is a graduate of the University of Montana and holds a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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