Boohoo cuts UK suppliers after labour report

British online retailer Boohoo is culling its suppliers.

It's published a full list of UK manufacturers as part of a pledge on transparency.

The list was released exactly six months after Boohoo accepted all recommendations of an independent review.

It had found major failings in the firm's supply chain in England.

That was following newspaper allegations about working conditions and low pay in factories.

Boohoo's list details 78 approved manufacturers operating across 100 sites in Britain.

In September, the group, which sells clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty products, had set out steps to tackle the problems.

In November, Boohoo appointed a retired judge to independently oversee its "Agenda for Change" programme.

Boohoo said "the group has ceased doing business with a number of manufacturers who were unable to demonstrate the high standard of transparency required."

A Boohoo spokesman declined to say how many businesses had been cut.

Shares in Boohoo were up over 3 percent in morning trade but had dipped around a percent by midafternoon.