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UK retail sales recover in August

Retail sales rebounded in August, following a fall in July after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Figures released on Thursday by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) show that retail … Continue reading “UK retail sales recover in August”


ONS says construction output down 0.9% in June

UK construction output declined in June but there is ?little anecdotal evidence? to suggest that the EU referendum has had an impact, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday. New figures show … Continue reading “ONS says construction output down 0.9% in June”


UK retail sales rose in July

New figures show a rebound in UK retail spending in July. The latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, released on Tuesday, shows that total retail sales increased by 1.9% compared with the same month … Continue reading “UK retail sales rose in July”


Why DNC Hack Should Serve as a Harsh Lesson for Businesses​

The recent revelation that Russia may have hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) email database has brought the topic of Advanced Persistent Threats (ATPs) back to the forefront of cyber security experts … Continue reading “Why DNC Hack Should Serve as a Harsh Lesson for Businesses​”


UK businesses taking on fewer permanent employees

Fewer people in the UK secured a permanent job in July, for the second month in a row. According to the latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs released on Friday, there was a marked … Continue reading “UK businesses taking on fewer permanent employees”


UK economic growth accelerated in the run-up to BREXIT

The UK?s economic growth accelerated in the run-up to the EU referendum, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to … Continue reading “UK economic growth accelerated in the run-up to BREXIT”


New data shows impact of Brexit vote on UK economy

The UK economy is contracting at the fastest rate since the financial crisis, according to new figures released on Friday morning. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers? index (PMI) stood at 47.7 for July 2016, … Continue reading “New data shows impact of Brexit vote on UK economy”


easyJet revenue down after Brexit vote, failed coup in Turkey and terror attacks

The UK?s Brexit vote and recent events in Turkey and Nice have contributed to a ?difficult and uncertain? operating environment, low-cost airline easyJet said today. In a trading statement for the quarter ended … Continue reading “easyJet revenue down after Brexit vote, failed coup in Turkey and terror attacks”


UK unemployment at 11-year low

UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest level since July 2005, according to a new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which covers the period before the UK voted to leave … Continue reading “UK unemployment at 11-year low”


MPs tell BT to invest more in Openreach

BT has been told to invest more in its infrastructure unit Openreach, or face the breakup of its business. The House of Commons? Culture, Media and Sport Committee said today that the former … Continue reading “MPs tell BT to invest more in Openreach”


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