Greggs to open 800 shops for TAKEAWAY | UK Market Update

Greggs is to open about 800 shops for takeaways on Thursday after temporary closures during the coronavirus crisis. The bakery chain, which has more than 2,050 outlets, said it planned to reopen all its remaining shops from early July. Shops and businesses are beginning to to restart as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Scotland's unemployment rate is now the highest among all the UK nations, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said unemployment in Scotland for people over 16 was 4.6%, compared with a UK rate of 3.9%. Unemployment rose by rose by 30,000 to 127,000 between February and April as lockdown hit the labour market.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to cut the number of contract-agency workers its employs on its factory floors following a drop in sales. It has not confirmed how many roles are affected but it reported a loss of £501m before tax in the final quarter of its financial year. JLR said the decision was made "against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic".

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