Saturday, August 15, 2020
UK plunges into recession

UK plunges into recession

The UK has officially entered into the largest recession on record.
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13% retailers fail to stop under-18s buying knives, research shows

New research has found that independent retailers have failed to stop under-18 year olds from purchasing knives.
Government loans for small retailers & businesses tops £35bn

Government loans for small retailers & businesses tops £35bn

The government-backed loans introduced to support small retailers amid the Covid-19 pandemic have reportedly topped £35 billion.
More support urged for businesses hit by local lockdowns

More support urged for businesses hit by local lockdowns

Extra support is needed in areas of the country affected by additional lockdown restrictions, Lancashire businesses have said.
America’s ‘second wave’ could have pushed its retail recovery back until 2021 as in-store footfall dives across the country’s worst hit states.

US’ “second wave” has pushed retail recovery back until at least 2021

America’s ‘second wave’ could have pushed its retail recovery back until 2021 as in-store footfall dives across the country.
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London’s West End warns business rates will push retailers to quit area

The lobby group which represents London‘s West End retail precinct has called for the existing business rates holiday to be..
FTSE retailers issue more than a years’ worth of profit warnings in 1st half

FTSE retailers issue more than a years’ worth of profit warnings in 1st half

FTSE-listed retailers issued 47 profit warnings in the first half of 2020, far exceeding the total number recorded for all 2019.
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Coronavirus: 1 in 3 UK businesses to make job cuts by October

New research has found that one in three businesses across the UK expect to make job cuts by October as the Covid-19 crisis..
Labour warns on high street "ghost towns" in local lockdown areas

Labour warns on high street “ghost towns” in local lockdown areas

Labour is calling for more support for workers and retailers in areas with local restrictions in a bid to safeguard jobs.
WHSmith demands rent cuts from landlords

WHSmith demands rent cuts from landlords

News has emerged that WHSmith is reportedly demanding rent cuts from landlords, a few days after it announced job cuts.

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