As the introduction of George Osborne’s living wage nears, the thorny issues of pay and productivity are taking centre stage in retail.
Cutting store staff – the instinctive response from many retailers when looking to reduce costs – is both negative and counterproductive.
The Government’s living wage comes into play today but campaigners claim there is “room for some businesses to go further”.
Retail Week looks ahead to the next six days with Primark, Boohoo and Carpetright updates on the agenda
Retail Week looks ahead to the next seven days with JD Sports and Card Factory updates on the agenda.