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Retail sales in the UK dip as Christmas rush nears

08/11/2011

UK retail sales values were 0.6% lower on a like-for-like basis from October 2010, when sales had risen 0.8%. On a total basis, sales were up 1.5%, against a 2.4% increase in October 2010.


 

Councils worried by high street betting shop boom

08/11/2011

Councils must be allowed to regain control of their high streets to stop residents being blighted by even more betting shops, council leaders said today (Tuesday).


 

UK pension funds deficit reduced in October

08/11/2011

According to data released by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) today (Tuesday) the UK's private sector pension funds deficit has been cut to £159 billion as of the end of October.


 

Google+ launches Pages function to help businesses

08/11/2011

Internet giants Google have finally launched their Goolge+ Pages feature, which will allow businesses to interact with their customers and followers on a higher level.


 

Importing vital to business' competitiveness, says trade expert

08/11/2011

Businesses should be considering a combination of import and export if they are to remain competitive in a global marketplace, according to international trade expert Nicole Howarth.


 

Chelsea set to unveil Stamford Bridge stadium sponsor in new year

08/11/2011

Chelsea Football Club have revealed that they will announce the naming rights sponsor for their Stamford Bridge stadium in the new year.


 

Swansea leads UK e-cigarette industry

08/11/2011

Afficionados of the electronic cigarette might just be surprised as to where their innovative devices come from.


 

Lawyers and bankers most likely to develop 'functional alcoholism'

08/11/2011

As many as 1 in 4 lawyers may grapple with alcoholism during their working life, research suggests, with doctors and bankers also among careers most at risk.


 

Calls for carbon reduction table to be scrapped

08/11/2011

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Performance League Table, published for the first time today (Tuesday) by the Environment Agency, is a bureaucratic burden on business which should be dropped.


 

Eurozone crisis: eyes on Italy as borrowing hits record high

08/11/2011

As political parties in Greece debate a successor to the republicís former Prime Minister, Europeís eyes are turning to Italy where insecurity over the countryís finances has seen government bonds hit a 14 year high