‘Stop-start’ Covid rules cost shops £2bn a week, says industry

Under the tier four rules, all but essential shops in south-east and eastern England, including London, have been forced to shut just as the retail sector gears up for the key Christmas trading period.

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Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?

Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules. After a successful trial, Sainsbury's is placing security guards at store entrances, ready to turn people away. BBC business correspondent Emma Simpson reports. Filmed by Neil Drake, edited...

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