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London 2012 Olympics failed to deliver a boost in retail

Olympic Legacy Budget helps to fund £2.3m London Professional Apprenticeship programme

A new apprenticeships programme in London’s professional services sector is to receive a total of GBP2.3m in funding, comprised of GBP1.4m from the Olympic Legacy Budget and GBP900,000 from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), the UK government’s Department for Business […]

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Foreign visits to UK down in August despite Olympics

The number of visits to the UK by overseas residents was 5% lower in August, despite London hosting this year's Olympic Games, figures showed today. The Office for National

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UK retail sales for August dented by Olympics distraction

Retail sales in the UK fell slightly in August, driven by weaker online sales as consumers watched the Olympics, official figures revealed. Sales volumes in non-store retailing, which includes

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Security firm G4S takes £50m hit because of London Olympics

G4S takes GBP50m charge for Olympics security guards shortfall Security solutions group G4S plc (LSE:GFS) said today that the failure to fulfil its Olympic Games security contract will cost

London 2012 Olympics failed to deliver a boost in retail

No benefit to UK shops from Olympics — report

The UK high street failed to benefit from a boost during the Olympic Games, a report showed today. Sales on the high street were flat in August compared with

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Olympics predicted to boost UK economy by £16.5bn

The UK economy will get a £16.5bn boost from the London Olympic Games, a new report claimed today. Banking group Lloyds, whose Lloyds TSB is a London 2012 sponsor,

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Olympics boost East London regeneration

Independent research praises 'good practice' in planning for a sustainable legacy. “The regeneration of East London around the Olympic Park has been a major success story, and will leave

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Olympic 2012 first come, first served tickets now on sale

The second chance many have been waiting for... sports fans are now able to buy tickets for Olympic events that have not already sold out. Tickets can now be

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Quarter of a million miss out on tickets for London 2012

A huge total of 20million applications for the Olympics 2012 were made, with just 6.6million seats available. The men's 100m was one of the most popular with one

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