Posts Tagged ‘business’

Foreign Visitors Spending More in the UK

Friday, August 18th, 2017

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. (more…)

UK retail sales suffer slow start to Q3 as consumers remain under serious pressure

Friday, August 18th, 2017

· Retail sales saw a small rise in July pointing to ongoing consumer caution amid squeezed purchasing power and weakened confidence. The squeeze on consumers remains appreciable despite easing marginally from May’s peak (more…)

Historic Graduate and Apprentice Share by Work Sector

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Summary: This chart shows the increasing graduate share and declining apprenticeship share in the workforce within selected work sectors since the late 1980s. (more…)

Does Credit Card Debt Consolidation Work? Here are Some Ideas

Friday, August 18th, 2017

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. (more…)

Death of the Vending Machine

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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. (more…)

Economic Diary for Week Commencing 21st Aug 2017

Thursday, August 17th, 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. (more…)

Household Cost-Cutting Hits Two-Year High

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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 (more…)

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

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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. (more…)

Impact of Amazon Prime Day evident in July online retail sales

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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. (more…)

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

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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% (more…)

Wage growth: the missing piece of the puzzle

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

By Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International

UK unemployment continues to fall and now stands at a record low of 4.4% (more…)

The UK Billionaires Without a Degree

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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. (more…)

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