March 3, 2021

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Women over 50 in the UK are paid almost £8,000 a year less than men, according to research revealing that the collapse of retailers during the pandemic has hit women much harder than men.

An analysis of official data found that the median annual salary of women working full-time in their 50s was 23% less than that of men in the same age group, according to a report by Rest Less, a company that offers help and advice to people over 50. Women in their 60s were paid 25% less.

The study shows that a woman in a full-time job earned on average just under £28,000 this year, compared with nearly £34,000 for men. But the gap was wider for those over 50 – £26,230 for women and £34,325 for men, the report said. Women aged over 60 are paid £23,903 on average, while men receive £31,667.

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Barbecue … a word cherished by many and a meal that has brought families together for generations. Slow-smoked, tender and flavorful meats have been at the epicenter of many celebrations, turning dinner experiences into truly memorable moments.

One barbecue franchise, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, has been serving authentic, competition-quality Legit. Texas. Barbecue. to fans nationwide since 1941. At Dickey’s, the food is meant to be shared over conversations, laughs, celebrations, playoff games and more to bring good food and good people together no matter what the occasion.

“We pride ourselves on cooking authentic, competition-style barbecue and comfort food that the whole family can enjoy,” said CEO Laura Rea Dickey. “Between dine-in, takeout, delivery, holiday meals and catering, guests have endless ways to get a hold of Dickey’s famous barbecue.”

When Dickey’s Founder Travis Dickey returned home to Dallas after serving his country in World War I, he turned his love … Read the rest

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About 30,000 customers of Now:Pensions face an anxious Christmas after a serious data breach at the pensions provider led to their sensitive personal details being posted on the internet.

In an email sent to affected customers, the workplace pensions firm warned that names, postal and email addresses, birth dates and National Insurance numbers all appeared in a public forum online.

The company, which manages auto-enrolled and other workplace pensions for 1.8 million workers, said that less than 2% of its customers had been caught up in the incident.

It said the customers’ data had been obtained “by an unknown third party” and blamed the breach, which happened between 11 and 14 December, on an outside contractor. The company had not apologised in any correspondence seen by the Guardian.

Patrick Luthi, the chief executive of Now:Pensions, said: “The data was visible only to users of that forum for a short time … Read the rest

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The novel coronavirus has put a challenge of survival in front of the world. While all businesses are being challenged in ways we never knew possible, the hospitality industry is certainly one of the most challenged. With everyone staying inside, people preferring home-cooked food, and commercial places closed due to lockdown, first few months were a nightmare for the restaurants and eateries. However, it was also a time, to think, re-strategize, change priorities, and come up with a plan that could help both the businesses and the people.

When we are on the other side of this crisis and evaluations are made of which brands survived, which brands responded aggressively and creatively and which brands and leaders emerged to thrive, Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders is on track to be one such brand. All of its locations managed to stay open and have thrived with its successful family meal options, takeout … Read the rest

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Hotel and restaurant group Whitbread has asked landlords for a 50% rent cut for the next three months as pandemic restrictions continue to hit trading.

The owner of the Premier Inn, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre brands said in a letter to landlords they must “share some of the pain” of lockdown.

Britain’s biggest hospitality group, with 800 hotels in the UK and Ireland, had already warned of big job cuts.

Landlords and commercial property investors will likely resist rent cuts.

They have seen their own finances depleted by rent cuts and restructurings across the hospitality sector. Unlike many rivals, Whitbread had continued to pay rent in full.

Andrew Jones, chief executive of LondonMetric, a FTSE 250 property company with a Premier Inn tenant, said Whitbread has “behaved impeccably” towards to landlords “and so we will look to help them with their cash flow whilst the business recovers”.

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Food plays a key role in living a balanced and fulfilled life and flavor should not be sacrificed when fueling on-the-go, believes The Chopped Leaf, a leading restaurant brand. Founded in 2009, The Chopped Leaf is an emerging fresh casual lifestyle concept that provides delicious, handcrafted meals served fresh & quick for a healthy, better-for-you food experience.

Born on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, BC, The Chopped Leaf is expanding its reach across Canada and the U.S. with one goal in mind: to make you feel good after you eat. Its chef designed menu is always made using fresh ingredients with bold, wholesome, and delicious flavors.

In an interview with Insights Success, Blair Stevens, the Founder and Brand President of the restaurant, shares his valuable insights on how The Chopped Leaf is serving wholesome and delicious meals for everyone

Below are the highlights of the interview:

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Britain and the European Union today struck a Brexit deal that will define the country’s relationship with our closest neighbours and largest trading partner for decades to come.

After 24 hours of last-minute haggling over fishing quotas, Boris Johnson tweeted a picture of himself smiling with both thumbs lifted in the air. “The dealis done,” he wrote.

The European commission president Ursula von der Leyen described the negotiations as a “long and winding road” but said the final deal was “fair and balanced”.

She added: “At the end of a successful negotiations journey, I normally feel joy. But today I only feel quiet satisfaction and — frankly speaking — relief.

“I know this is a difficult day for some. To our friends in the UK, I want to say: parting is such sweet sorrow. But to use a line from TS Eliot: what we call the beginning is often the … Read the rest

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Dining-out isn’t just about the food, its an experience. Friends, families, and even co-workers love to spend some time together after a tiring day to relax and just enjoy each other’s company and some good food. And yes, no dining is complete without some dessert that adds a sweet note towards the end.

Speaking of desserts, while there are amazing recipes that are either region-specific or suit a particular tastebud, there are a few which are devoured across the globe and without barriers. Ice-creams or Frozen Desserts are one of those recipes with unrivaled popularity. Seldom do we come across someone who doesn’t enjoy an ice cream in one form or another—say a sorbet, gelato, or even frozen yogurt.

Enchanting young an old with their color, texture, and a plethora of flavors, ice-creams have also been a favorite among home cooks and chefs alike who love experimenting. While some of … Read the rest

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The Scottish government has called for drivers moving perishable goods such as seafood and salmon to be prioritised as France eases it travel ban.

France and the UK have reached agreement over their shared border which was closed amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant.

EU nationals and hauliers are among those now able to travel – if they have had a recent negative test.

But there have been warnings that it could take days to clear the backlog.

Soldiers have joined NHS Test and Trace staff in Kent to carry out rapid tests on thousands of stranded lorry drivers.

There have also been reports of clashes between some stranded lorry drivers and police.

The travel ban was imposed on Sunday after the UK government warned of a new, fast-spreading variant of coronavirus and introduced strict tier four – “stay at home” – restrictions across large parts of southern and … Read the rest

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