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Is The UK Government Doing Enough For UK Industry?

Yesterday's revelation of 1,700 job losses at steel giant Corus together with more job losses at Lloyd's bank have prompted a number of questions regarding the UK government's role in protecting UK...

Construction Figures Revised But Can We Believe Them?

There is more confusion in economic circles with news that the Office for National Statistics has revised third-quarter construction activity from a 1.1% drop in output to a 2% increase in output....

The Christmas Shopping Postcode Lottery

An investigation by the Daily Mail has found potential evidence of a Christmas shopping postcode lottery whereby some items can cost as much as double in certain areas of the UK. One particular...

Have UK Consumers Lost Confidence In The UK Banking System?

The Bank of England today confirmed that demand for £50 notes in the UK has risen significantly since the recession began, with the number in circulation rising from a value of £7 billion up to £9...

British Chambers Of Commerce Warn Chancellor

The British Chambers of Commerce has today warned Chancellor Alistair Darling that there must be no "sacred cows" when the pre-budget report is announced this week. Despite the fact that the public...

John Lewis Announces Record Christmas Sales

As we approach the latter end of the festive retail period high street giant John Lewis has today announced record takings of £102.4 million for the week to December 5. This is almost £1 million...

U.K. Economy In Danger Of Dropping Out Of The World's Top 10

The UK economy is on the verge of dropping out of the world's top 10 due to a mixture of reduced natural resources and the emergence of economies such as Brazil and Russia. The UK economy was the...

How Can Small Retailers In The UK Compete?

Yesterday's revelation that John Lewis smashed its 2007 weekly turnover record, even though we are not at the busiest end of the festive period, has highlighted the potential problems which small...

Tesco Announces Disappointing Update

While Tesco has for many years been the leading retailer in the UK, today's third-quarter update was at the bottom end of analyst's forecasts and appears to show that growth in sales has started to...

UK Retail Sales Under Pressure

It has been revealed that like-for-like retail sales in November grew by 1.8% although this was compared to one of the worst months in recent times, i.e. November 2008. Even though the comparison...

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