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Joanna Lumley ‘shocked’ at claims disabled workers unpaid

Joanna Lumley ‘shocked’ at claims disabled workers unpaid

Business
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Textile workers ‘denied tens of millions in unpaid wages’

Textile workers ‘denied tens of millions in unpaid wages’

Business
The retail industry has accused the government of failing to act on the exploitation of UK garment workers.In a second letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said there has been no "significant action... to bring this injustice to an end".The BRC, which signed the letter with MPs, estimates workers have lost £27m in unpaid earnings since July.The Home Office said it was working to stamp out exploitation and abuse.In July, companies including Marks & Spencer, Next and Asos - along with investors, MPs and human rights groups - called on the government to implement a scheme to ensure textile workers were paid a legal minimum wage.The group's letter to Ms Patel said: "We are writing as a broad coalition of parliamentaria...
UK subscription site popular with amateur porn models may face huge unpaid tax bill

UK subscription site popular with amateur porn models may face huge unpaid tax bill

Technology
OnlyFans, a content subscription service popular with amateur pornographic models, could face a VAT bill covering more than three years' worth of uncollected taxes, Sky News has learnt.The service, which has spiked in popularity during the coronavirus lockdown, functions like a social media platform where fans pay a monthly subscription fee to access content creators' protected posts. Last week, for the first time since it began operating in 2016, the service started charging VAT on fans' monthly subscriptions following discussions with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Image: HMRC is currently reviewing OnlyFans' tax arrangements Sky News understands HMRC is currently reviewing whether the company should have been collecting ...
Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

Technology
Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. The Mercury News of San Jose reports San Francisco-based Uber was still working on Saturday to fix a problem that was reported Friday. An Uber spokesperson said the company has identified an issue with its "Instant Pay" feature and that drivers will be paid. Instant Pay allows drivers to be paid immediately for rides. The news organization reports the Uber spokesperson declined further comment. It's not known what caused the issue, when it began or how many drivers were affected. Meanwhile, frustrated and angry drivers are taking to social media, saying that they don't like working for free or that they need the instant payouts for gas.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News...