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EU leaders oppose US protectionism

EU leaders say they will respond firmly to US protectionism and have plans to introduce a law for screening foreign investments, according to Reuters. Leaders of EU Member States met in Brussels for … Continue reading “EU leaders oppose US protectionism”


Costa sees sales fall 2% on 2017

Costa coffee has reported a 2% fall in sales compared to 2017 for the first quarter of 2018, according to BBC News. The coffee chain said total UK sales were up 5.2% following … Continue reading “Costa sees sales fall 2% on 2017”


EU announces retaliatory tariffs on US exports

The European Union has announced a range of tariffs to be levied against US exports, according to BBC News. The move is in retaliation to US tariffs on steel and aluminium revealed earlier … Continue reading “EU announces retaliatory tariffs on US exports”


Poundworld founder considering return to ailing retailer

Struggling retailer Poundworld may not vanish from the High Street after all, following news that its founder is considering purchasing some of the stores, according to BBC News. The discount retailer was founded … Continue reading “Poundworld founder considering return to ailing retailer”


Shareholder revolt for WPP over Sorrell departure

Advertising giant WPP is facing a shareholder revolt over its handling of the departure of former CEO Martin Sorrell, according to Reuters. Almost one in three WPP shareholders neglected to support the board’s … Continue reading “Shareholder revolt for WPP over Sorrell departure”


5.9 million payment cards hacked in Dixons Carphone data breach

Dixons Carphone has admitted to a major data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal records, according to BBC News. The company said a hacking attempt began in July 2017. … Continue reading “5.9 million payment cards hacked in Dixons Carphone data breach”


Supreme Court judgment strikes a blow to gig economy

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court could have huge ramifications for the UK’s gig economy, according to BBC News. Plumber Gary Smith worked for Pimlico Plumbers for six years before a heart … Continue reading “Supreme Court judgment strikes a blow to gig economy”


How To Score Grants & Funding For Your Startup

99.9% of the 99.3% of small private sector businesses in the UK are SMEs according to 2017 statistics. If you are one of them, you will know that of all the concerns a … Continue reading “How To Score Grants & Funding For Your Startup”


Local opposition to tall wind turbines on Isle of Lewis

Plans for two major wind farms on the Isle of Lewis have been challenged by local inhabitants after developer EDF Energy said the turbines would need to be higher than expected, according to … Continue reading “Local opposition to tall wind turbines on Isle of Lewis”


Suppliers worried about Asda/Sainsbury’s merger

Suppliers to supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda have expressed concern that the merger of the two chains could lead to increased pressure on price, according to BBC News. Mike Coupe, chief executive of Sainsbury’s … Continue reading “Suppliers worried about Asda/Sainsbury’s merger”


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