Can Rishi Sunak's half price meals kickstart the UK economy, and what's next for Boohoo and the fashion industry?

Rishi Sunak's given everyone in Britain a discount voucher for half price meals at restaurants, pubs and cafes during August in an unprecedented move to boost the battered economy. He's also slashed VAT from 20 per cent to just five per cent on leisure and nights out and cut Stamp Duty. We ask city journalist Mark Shapland and Prudence Ivey from the Evening Standard's Homes and Property if the Chancellor's done enough to get the economy moving. 


Also, Lauren Bravo, writer of How to Break Up with Fast Fashion joins us to talk about Boohoo. The retailer's launched an independent investigation after one of its suppliers was accused of paying staff below the minimum wage, and allegedly making them work in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus lockdown. But is Boohoo the only player in the fashion industry with questions to answer over how workers are treated?


 

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