Business & Finance

Countrywide Forecasts House Price Growth Slowdown

Countrywide Housing Market Forecasts

Price growth to slow to 1.5% in 2017, but increase to 2% in 2018

Foreign Visitors Spending More in the UK

The latest data on overseas travel and tourism for June 2017 from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that both visits and spending by overseas residents is up on the same time last year.

Does Credit Card Debt Consolidation Work? Here are Some Ideas

First things first; credit card debt in the U.S is now spiraling out of control. According to a recent American Household credit Card Debt study, the average household has $134,643 in total debt.

Death of the Vending Machine

11% jump in non-store retailer insolvencies as they continue to be overtaken by modern rivals. Vending machines, milkmen, door-to-door salesman among victims of e-retail.

Economic Diary for Week Commencing 21st Aug 2017

Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, gives his thoughts on what to expect from companies announcing results week commencing 21 August 2017.

Household Cost-Cutting Hits Two-Year High

Buying cheaper grocery brands is most popular way to save money

The number of Britons changing their spending habits to cut down on household expenses has hit its highest level for two years

Kingfisher’s shares suffer another setback as bad weather impacts sales at B&Q

UK sales fall as stellar performance at Screwfix could not offset decline at B&Q. French operation’s sales continue to fall despite better economic sentiment.

Impact of Amazon Prime Day evident in July online retail sales

Online retail sales were up +11% in July, with overall conversion rate up significantly suggesting discount activity drove sales.The average spend on smartphones and tablets was also up.

Shares in motor retailer Lookers fall 5% as it lowers new car sales forecasts

Lookers posted 18% jump in profits but noted a fall in new car sales in the first half of 2017. the car retailer has raised its interim dividend by 10%

The UK Billionaires Without a Degree

Informi research reveals wealthiest Britons who did not go on to higher education. There are 13 UK billionaires who dropped out of education after leaving school.

What is a Paralegal and When Should Your Business Use One?

By Amanda Hamilton, NALP

If you have a legal issue, you call a solicitor, right? Not necessarily. It may be that a paralegal is what you need.

House Prices Rise 4.9% in the year to June 2017

House prices increased by 4.9 percent in the year to June 2017, which is a slight fall in the 5 percent seen in the year to May.