The chicken shortage at KFC stole many of the headlines this week as the fast-food chain was forced to temporarily close the majority of its stores. Jamie Oliver’s restaurants are facing permanent closure due to financial trouble and Mark Carney has told MPs that Brexit is making us poorer. Good news this week for Latham & Watkins who made history by hitting $3 billion in revenue and RBS has reported an annual profit for the first time in a decade.
KFC was forced to close most of its stores after a chicken shortage. On Sunday 646 of the 900 UK stores were closed. The problem was caused by a new delivery contract with DHL who have had a couple of “teething problems” getting the chicken to the outlets.
There’s gossip in the hen house, here’s the facts…
*UPDATE: Now none of our team members will lose out financially this week. pic.twitter.com/8F6ipUvIuc
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) February 21, 2018
Latham & Watkins made history this week becoming the first law firm to hit $3 billion in revenue.
The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group is facing tough times as two flagship Barbecoa restaurants in London have gone into administration. Jamie Oliver immediately bought the restaurant near St Paul’s Cathedral back under an arrangement which allowed the purchase of the business’ best assets before entering administration. This news comes after the announcement that 12 of Jamie’s Italian restaurants are being shut down.
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England has told MPs that Brexit has made us poorer. He predicted that real incomes will be 5% lower by the end of 2018 than the original forecasts made by the Bank. This is due largely to the uncertainty surrounding the move to leave the EU and a weaker pound. Carney also clashed with his chief economist, Andy Haldane, over the benefits of the weaker sterling.
RBS has reported its first profits in a decade. After reporting a £6.95 billion loss in 2016, the bank has reported a £752 million annual profit. There are still a few issues on the horizon for the Bank which could be facing a huge fine from the US Department of Justice over risky mortgages.
The Law Society has conducted the largest ever international survey of gender equality in the legal profession. 7,781 responses were collected (5,758 women, 554 men, 20 other, and 1,449 unknown). Christina Blacklaws, vice president of The Law Society said:...
The news that Toys R Us is to close all UK stores hit the headlines this week, resulting in the loss of 3,000 jobs. HSBC revealed that its gender pay gap is a huge 60% and Unilever is moving its HQ to Rotterdam over London. Also in the news, Chancellor...
We’re conducting a nation-wide survey to gather valuable insights about working in the legal industry in 2017. Enter for the chance to win £250 Amazon vouchers and to find out how your salary compares to the earnings of other legal professionals.