The fast fashion retailer Next is to offer staff a twenty per cent boost to their pay if they venture into work amid the pandemic and help with online orders.

The pay boost might not prove enough for some staff as it defies official Government orders which states that fashion shops must close during the current outbreak of the coronavirus.

A Next representative explained; “To help us, we are looking for a small number of staff to attend work to pick and process the stock in our stores that customers have purchased online and keep the online business going. We will only look to achieve this on a voluntary basis.”