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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 over data breach

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a data breach in 2015.Hackers gained unauthorised access to the personal data of more than three million customers and 1,000 employees during a cyber-attack.The fine is one of the largest ever issued by the ICO.The retailer …

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Ex-BHS owner accuses regulator of 'hostile' act

Dominic Chappell has told a court that The Pension Regulator carried out a “hostile and deliberate act” against BHS when it served him with an investigative notice. The document, known as a “section 72 notice”, was given to Mr Chappell shortly after his purchase of the retailer for a …

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Sainsbury's upgrade after Christmas sales rise

Sainsbury’s has upgraded its profit outlook after reporting a 1.1% rise in like-for-like sales over the Christmas period. The supermarket group, which also owns Argos, was lifted by growth in grocery and clothing sales though general merchandise revenues were down for the 15 weeks to 6 January, in what …

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Misery for commuters as strikes hit four rail firms

Train passengers are facing delays and cancellations today as workers from four rail companies go on strike. South Western Railway (SWR), Arriva Rail North (Northern), Merseyrail and Greater Anglia are affected by the 24-hour walkout being staged by the RMT union. It follows industrial action on Monday in the …

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Skilled worker shortage is reaching 'critical levels'

The shortage of skilled workers in the UK is reaching “critical levels” and a large number of companies are struggling to recruit qualified staff, a business group has warned. Research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) showed 71% of businesses in the services sector are finding it difficult …

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Daily Mail accuses Virgin Trains of censorship

The Daily Mail has accused Virgin Trains of censorship after the rail operator stopped selling the newspaper. Virgin announced in an internal note that it had ceased stocking the paper in November because of matters raised by staff. The note said workers expressed “considerable concern” about the Mail’s editorial …

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