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UK retail sales volumes exceed expectations in May

Retail companies in the UK have seen robust sales growth this year, with the volume of retail sales and orders exceeding expectations in May, according to a quarterly Distributive Trades Survey released by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on […]

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Growth in UK pubs and bars industry boosted by young landlords

Signs of growth for the UK pub industry are looking positive, with a rise in turnover and young up-and-coming pub owners contributing to a boom in the industry,

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Marks and Spencer returns to growth

Retail chain Marks and Spencer Group PLC published its full year results for the 52 weeks ended 28 March 2015 on Wednesday, which reveal an increase in the


UK moves into negative inflation

Consumer spending in the UK is expected to increase, as the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) turned negative in April 2015 for the first time since 1960, according to

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Royal Mail shares jump 3.3% after rival Whistl suspends service

Dutch-owned postal company Whistl has suspended its delivery service, after its private equity backer LDC, a division of Lloyds Banking Group, pulled out of funding to help expand

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Morrisons sales deteriorate as UK supermarket price competition continues

Britain's fourth biggest supermarket, Morrisons (MRW.L), has seen a further drop in sales performance, with annual shares falling 6.7%, it was reported on Thursday. Morrisons, which follows Tesco, Asda


Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI reveals slowdown in UK manufacturing expansion

Growth in UK manufacturing output has weakened according to Markit Economics Limited, a diversified provider of financial information services, which published the latest Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’

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British car industry accelerates production with investments of £1bn

Car manufacturing in the UK is being further boosted by new investment commitments that total GBP1.05bn, motor trade association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

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UK inflation rate drops to zero

The UK's official national statistical institute, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced on Tuesday that its Consumer Prices Index (CPI) for February 2015 revealed that the rate of

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Energy customers lose out by sticking to suppliers or tariffs

British consumers are missing opportunities to save on their energy bills, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found in its investigation into the UK's 'big six' energy

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