Business leaders urge rates reform

Business
Business leaders urge rates reform 22th August 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid are being encouraged by business leaders to overhaul business rates, a system which was once described as “basically a poll tax”
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Financial optimism index points to fragility in consumer confidence.

Business
Financial optimism index points to fragility in consumer confidence. 20th August 2019 A key index into household financial confidence points to a fragility in consumer confidence. The IHS Markit’s monthly household finance index has dipped to a three-month low, falling
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Long payment terms in retail are unsustainable

Business
Long payment terms in retail are unsustainable. 16th August 2019. Long payment terms in retail are notorious and regularly criticised by those in and outside the industry. A few months ago, Holland & Barrett became the first company to be
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Relief as shoppers boost growth

Brexit
Relief as shoppers boost growth. 16th August 2019. Shoppers boost growth to provide much needed relief for the retail sector and show that the UK consumer is capable of shaking off recession fears and worries about a no deal brexit.
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Calls for rates reform as shop vacancies peak

Business
Calls for rates reform as shop vacancies peak 14th August 2019. Shop vacancy rate worst since 2015 The number of empty shops in town centres is at its highest for four years, according to a British Retail Consortium and Springboard
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