Tag: economy



Convenience Chain Enters into Administration

Convenience Store
Posted on 30 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The retail sector takes another hit this week as convenience chain, My Local, has entered administration, with 1,200 jobs at risk. There have already been 90 stores closed, with a further three to be shut imminently, which will leave just 32 stores... Read More

Leisure Sector to be Unscathed by Brexit Predicts Colliers

Hotel bell
Posted on 28 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The Brexit has caused mass panic across the UK economy, with many experts fearing the worst in major sectors. However, the leisure sector is being seen in a different light, with predictions of increased interest as time moves on. Colliers... Read More

UK Commercial Property Market to Slow in Wake of Brexit

Brexit
Posted on 27 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Just days after the controversial UK exit from the EU, a number of experts have said that demand for UK commercial property will weaken. Experts, including JLL UK’s chief executive officer, Chris Ireland, have said that activity levels are expected... Read More

Holland & Barrett Beats £100m Profit Milestone

Holland & Barrett
Posted on 24 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

The UK high street has received a positive shot of adrenaline as health food retailer, Holland & Barrett, has managed to surpass its £100m profits, showing the brand’s continued growth. Across the 694 UK stores and 99 international franchises, sales... Read More

Online Shopping Not Fazing Shopper’s Support of Town Centres

Retail Performance
Posted on 17 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Despite online shopping dominating the retail market, the majority of shoppers still favour town centres, new research has revealed. The survey of 2,000 UK shoppers, conducted by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, 50:50 joint venture partnership... Read More

Tax and Regulatory Changes Putting Pressure on Businesses

Office work place
Posted on 7 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Two thirds of businesses are feeling the lack of skilled workers, combined with constant changes to tax and regulatory requirements, is adding substantial pressure to owners, according to the Enterprise Index from Smith & Williamson. Over the next 12... Read More

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

Manufacturing Machine
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

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

Austin Reed
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 Devices
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 Business Loans
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