"Double dip" threat for consumer confidence as concerns about finances worsen

“Double dip” threat for consumer confidence as concerns about finances worsen

Consumer confidence is heading for a double dip as concerns about personal finances and the wider economy deepen
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Gear4music raises profit outlook after sales smash £70m

Gear4music has raised its full year expectations after recording a strong sales growth in its first and second quarters.
Chancellor to unveil new support package for Tier 2-affected businesses

Chancellor to unveil new support package for Tier 2-affected businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce a new support package for retailers and other businesses affected by Tier 2 restrictions.
UK retail health improved in Q3, but it's not out of the woods yet

UK retail health improved in Q3, but it’s not out of the woods yet

The general health of the UK’s retail industry improved in Q3 as pent up consumer demand saw it bounce back from the record-low Q2.
Post Offices deliver £1.1bn lifeline to struggling high streets

Post Offices deliver £1.1bn lifeline to struggling high streets

New research has revealed how Post Offices provide a boost of more than £1 billion for surrounding retailers and businesses.
BRC launches toolkit to boost retailers' cyber defences

BRC launches toolkit to boost retailers’ cyber defences

A new toolkit for retailers has been launched, aimed at helping them take steps to reduce the threat of a successful cyber attack.
Rise in inflation signals business rates rises of £160m next April

Rise in inflation signals business rates rises of £160m next April

A rise in UK inflation last month has prompted fears that business rates bills in England will rise by almost £160m next April.
MPs approve delaying business rates revaluation until 2023

MPs approve delaying business rates revaluation until 2023

MPs have approved a bill which postpones the next business rates revaluation for England and Wales until April 1, 2023.
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UK retail “least attractive in Europe” if tax-free shopping is axed, retailers warn

Ted Baker, The White Company and Paul Smith have collectively written to the Chancellor urging him to reverse his decision to end tax-free shopping for tourists..
Non-essential retail to go back into lockdown in Wales

Non-essential retail to go back into lockdown in Wales

Non-essential in retailers in Wales will be forced to shut from Friday as the country goes into a national firebreak lockdown for two weeks.

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