UK firms slash 11,000 jobs in two days in retail and aviation

UK firms slash 11,000 jobs in two days in retail and aviation

Image copyright Getty Images At least 11,000 people in the UK are set to lose their jobs after a raft of firms announced cuts in the past 48 hours. The cuts are mainly being made by High Street retailers and in aviation – two of the sectors hardest hit by the coronavirus lockdown. John Lewis has More...

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