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UK supermarkets ban sales of energy drinks to under 16s

Children under the age of 16 won't be able to buy energy drinks at UK supermarkets, after many have expressed concerns over the high...
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One third of UK restaurants are making a loss, new study...

A new study by the accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young has found that over a third of the UK's top restaurants are now loss-making. The study found...
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European companies setting up UK arms to continue trade post-Brexit

Hundreds of European businesses are setting up UK companies in order to mitigate the effects of Brexit, ensuring that they will continue to trade...
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UK unemployment rate rises to 4.4 percent

UK unemployment rates rose for the first time in two years, up from the 42-year low of 4.3 percent. The latest figures from the Office...

Barbecoa restaurants in talks over sale as UK restaurants continue to...

Rising costs and competition have led to an increase in UK restaurants going bust. Last year, the number of restaurants in the UK that collapsed increased...
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Hike in interest rates will hit millions of low-income households, according...

The Bank of England is planning on raising the interest rates from May, a move that will affect millions of poorer households and will...
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Bank of England vote to keep rates on hold at 0.5pc

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep interest rates at 0.5 percent, it was announced on Thursday. The FTSE 100 slipped...
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House prices fall for the second consecutive month, says Halifax

House prices in the UK fell for the second consecutive month, according to the latest figures from Halifax. The UK's largest lender revealed that prices...
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UK house prices jump in “surprising” monthly figures

UK house prices rose at the fastest annual pace in 10 months in January, according to the latest survey from Nationwide. The average price of a...
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Leaked government paper suggests Brexit will damage UK growth

A new government document assessing the economic impacts of Brexit has been leaked.  The document suggests Brexit will damage the UK economy, no matter which...
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EU will “react swiftly” to Trump’s trade threat

Donald Trump appeared to threaten trade with the EU in Sunday's interview with Piers Morgan on ITV.  The EU responded swiftly to Trump, who said that...
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UK GDP beats forecast, economists remain cautious

New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown Britain's economy to be growing at a faster rate than expected. The UK GDP grew by...
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Online retail heading for tough 2018

UK online retail sales growth slowed to 12.1% in 2017, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, with forecasts...

IMF: Trump’s tax changes will lead to short-term boost to global...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted a short-term boost to the global economy, thanks to Donald Trump’s corporate recent tax cuts.  The IMF released its...
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UK retail sales dip in December

Retail sales fell at a sharper rate than expected in December, highlighting slowing growth that is affecting spending. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said UK...
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UK inflation falls to 3pc

UK inflation has dropped to three percent following the five-year-high of 3.1 percent.  The ease on UK households has come after lower airfare costs and a...

Sadiq Khan: A hard Brexit equals loss in investment and jobs

If Britain fails to agree on a trade deal with the European Union, the UK could lose half a million jobs and almost £50 billion...
UK Retail

Retail: The Winners and Losers of 2017’s festive period

This week will see the UK's major retailers reveal results from the festive period. Results are expected to vary with online players such as Asos and...
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Manufacturers remain confident for 2018 growth, despite Brexit concerns

A new survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and the insurance firm AIG has found UK businesses and manufacturers are optimistic about growth in...
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UK tourism set to reach record levels in 2018

Industry bosses have revealed 2017 saw record tourist levels, despite recent terror attacks.  Bernard Donoghue, director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, said key London...