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Warmer UK weather impacts on British Gas profits

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, reported on Thursday that the UK energy supplier’s residential supply operating profit declined by 26% to GBP265m in the first half of 2014, as a result of higher weather temperatures in Britain this year. […]

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Transport for London awards £660m Electra contract to Cubic

Transport For London (TfL), the local government body responsible for the day-to-day operation of the UK capital's public transport network, announced on Tuesday that a ticketing and fare

UK debt

Pricing and competitive pressures result in higher profit warnings for UK firms

Professional services firm EY revealed on Monday that although the UK economy continues to recover, fierce competition, intensified pricing pressure and adverse currency movements have resulted in the

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Competition among UK retailers results in continued price deflation

Competition among UK retailers for market share has resulted in the deepest level of shop price deflation since December 2006, according to trade association British Retail

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SMMT reports 10.6% increase in UK car sales in the six months to June 2014

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which supports and promotes the interests of the UK automotive industry, announced on Friday that 1,287,265 new cars

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Tata Steel announces 400 redundancies in Port Talbot in restructuring proposal

Steel producer Tata Steel disclosed on Tuesday that it proposes to restructure its UK Strip Products business in South Wales in order to improve competitiveness by

The City of London

Business volumes on the rise for UK financial services firms

Optimism in the UK financial services sector continues to increase according to business lobbying organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which released the latest CBI/PwC

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UK’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund issues £8.5m during scheme’s first two weeks

A total of GBP8.5m has been issued to British householders making energy efficient improvements to their homes, during the first two weeks of the Green Deal

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One third of Britons are not using digital skills to get the most out of the 70m technology devices purchased in the UK

Over 70 million technology gadgets have been bought in the UK over the last 12 months, but almost one third of Britons lack the knowledge to make full

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Ofgem secures commitments from npower to resolve billing issues

Ofgem, the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets, which supports the UK’s gas and electricity industries regulator, the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, revealed on

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