Saturday, December 4, 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a raft of measures to reduce business rates but stopped short of fundamentally overhauling the system.

Budget 2021: Here are the key points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver his autumn budget at 12.30pm after PMQs - but announcements have been made already.

What’s to blame for shortages in retail workforces – Covid or Brexit?

As Covid and Brexit red tape continue to pose a challenge for retailers, how can they keep and find new employees as staff shortages persist?
Rishi Sunak has said he remains "confident" that Christmas presents will arrive in stores on time despite the escalating supply chain crisis.

Could Christmas really be cancelled this year?

As the UK continues to grapple with supply chain issues as well as Brexit and Covid, could Christmas really be cancelled this year?
Aldi is named most popular supermarket in new league table

Aldi promises “business as usual” despite driver shortage

Aldi chief executive Giles Hurley has pledged that it will be “business as usual” during the Christmas period despite the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers.
Brexit

UK delays checks on EU goods until 2022 to reduce strain on supply chains

The UK government has been forced to delay imposing checks on EU goods entering the UK until next year in a bid to stop Brexit placing further strain on supply chains.
Shops could see Christmas shortages over driver issues - Tesco chairman

Shops could see Christmas shortages over driver issues – Tesco chairman

UK supermarkets could see food shortages at Christmas due to Brexit-related supply chain disruption, the chairman of Tesco has warned.
M&S

M&S calls for another 6-month extension on Northern Ireland checks

Marks & Spencer has called for a further six-month extension to the start of checks on supermarket goods moving from Great Britain into Northern Ireland.
Tesco offers £1000 bonus to new HGV drivers amid shortage crisis

Tesco offers £1000 bonus to new HGV drivers amid shortage crisis

Tesco is offering a £1000 joining bonus to lorry drivers who join the Big 4 grocer before the end of September amid (...)
retail industry responds to the Northern Ireland protocol Brexit deal stalemate

Experts respond to the Northern Ireland Brexit deal stalemate

The EU yesterday rejected the UK's calls to renegotiate the deal on Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trading arrangements after (...)
EU warns UK it will not renegotiate Northern Ireland Protocol Brexit deal

EU warns UK it will not renegotiate Northern Ireland Brexit deal

The EU has warned the UK it will not renegotiate the deal on Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trading arrangements after (...)

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E-commerce payments after the pandemic

Ecommerce sales saw the equivalent of five years of growth in just 12 months last year. As retailers race to create seamless online shopping experiences, where...