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Firms back Bangladesh safety plan

The owner of TopShop has joined other retailers including Primark and H&M in signing up to a deal on better safety checks in Bangladesh aimed at preventing any repeats of the building collapse that left more than 1,000 workers dead.

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Primark to compensate Bangladesh factory victims

Primark has said that it will pay compensation to victims of the Bangladesh collapsed factory complex who worked for its supplier that was based there.

In a statement, the high street giant said: "This will include the provision of long-term aid for children who have lost parents, financial aid for those injured and payments to the families of the deceased".

Protestors demonstrated outside the Primark store on London's Oxford Street on Saturday. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The retailer also said it had partned with a local NGO to address the immediate needs of victims, including the provision of emergency food aid to families.

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