Business News


In the Business News category you will find a wide selection of articles on businesses and their UK commercial properties. These include corporate news stories featuring companies ranging from established market leaders to SMEs and recent start-ups.


EU Referendum Contributed to A ‘Subdued’ May for UK Manufacturing

EU referendum contributed to A subdued May for UK manufacturing
Posted on 6 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The latest PMI survey from Markit has revealed that manufacturing in the UK stayed at an underwhelming rate in May, only increasing slightly above the neutral mark at 50.1. Production volumes during this period remained fairly unchanged on the previous... Read More

Cyber Insurance could be a Mandatory Requirement for our Businesses

Cyber Insurance could be a Mandatory Requirement for our Businesses
Posted on 3 June, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News

We are now in an era where technology is essential for many businesses. The advancement in technology has seen an increase in cyber-attacks, resulting in a detrimental effect for companies. In a recent report, the Insurance Times confirms that 60% of UK... Read More

Thousand Jobs at Risk as Austin Reed Set to Close All Stores

Thousand jobs at risk as Austin Reed set to close all stores
Posted on 2 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

High street retail has taken another hit, as this week saw administrators announce that menswear clothing brand, Austin Reed, is set to close all 120 of its stores, putting 1,000 jobs at risk. The 116-year-old retailer is set to wind-down as there were... Read More

Tech Dominates April Retail Sales

Tech dominates April retail sales
Posted on 1 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

New figures from Hammerson’s Retail Tracker, HART, have revealed that technology sales across UK shopping centres had an overall 0.4% uplift in sales in April. It outperformed BRC’s latest figures which saw like-for-like sales down -0.9% for the... Read More

Small Businesses in Need of a Loan Could Be at Risk

Small businesses in need of a loan could be at risk
Posted on 31 May, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

Small businesses looking for a loan could find themselves using unscrupulous new lenders that have huge interest rates, resulting in difficult repayments and the remainder of the loan becoming a difficult task. In the last two years, 40 new lenders... Read More

Northern Ireland has Highest Retail Warehouse Vacancies in UK

Northern Ireland has highest retail warehouse vacancies in UK
Posted on 30 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

New research from Trevor Wood Associates found that at the end of 2015, Northern Ireland’s retail warehouse vacancy rate was at 11.9%, the highest in the UK. “The Definitive Guide to Retail & Leisure Parks 2016”, which was released on Wednesday,... Read More

SMEs, Charities and Fintech firm’s accounts affected by Banks red tape

SMEs charities and Fintech firms accounts affected by Banks red tape
Posted on 26 May, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy

According to a recent report by the Financial Conduct Authority, small businesses, charities and fintech firm’s accounts are being cut by banks, in order to ease the cost of regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering controls. With the ever... Read More

Business Owners Not Swayed by Politician’s Views on Brexit

Business owners not swayed by politicians views on brexit
Posted on 25 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

With the EU referendum just one month away, a study has found that 56% of business owners care more about the facts than what political figures have to say. The survey by sage also found that 17% of respondents will be voting on gut instinct alone,... Read More

West Midlands Achieves Record Inward Investment

West Midlands achieves record inward investment
Posted on 24 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Throughout 2015, for the second year in a row, inward investment into the West Midlands stayed consistently sharp. Last year, the region had 92 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, which is up by 46% on 2014’s amount of 63. The projects... Read More

Tata Steel’s UK Business Gets One Step Closer to Finding New Owner

Tata steel's UK business gets one step closer to finding new owner
Posted on 23 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News

The board of Tata Steel Europe has announced it has advanced seven expressions of interest for its UK business to the next stage of the sale process. It is known that Tata Steel Europe’s primary intention is to ensure that the interested parties are... Read More

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Business News covers more than company results. Of course you will find these stories in this category alongside news of the latest business deals, mergers and administrations. You can also read about director’s bonuses, supermarket price wars and current retail promotions.

We also carry features covering topical issues affecting businesses like the increasing use of smart phones and the impact of social media. And because business involves people we also report on both serious and light hearted issues facing the staff of offices and other commercial properties.

So if this is the kind of news that interests you, you’ll find it here together with regular updates, analysis and background features.