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. Record levels of employment will fail to prevent the economy’s growth rate slowing this year and next during a period when consumer spending will be squeezed by rising inflation and falling living standards, the consultancy firm PwC has predicted. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Analysts believe that a fresh slowdown is under way. Samuel Tombs of consultancy Pantheon Macroeconomics is predicting that annual price growth will slow to 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In the first quarter of 2017 the UK economy was the slowest growing economy in the G8 and the EU28. Business confidence has fallen and is now at its lowest point for almost six years, the economic consultancy IHS Markit reports. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The UK needs to prepare itself for weaker economic performance, two major forecasting groups have said, in the latest studies predicting the downsides of the Brexit vote. Fragile business sentiment linked to Brexit-related anxiety, domestic political uncertainty and squeezed consumer budgets have caused UK business confidence to drop to its lowest point for almost six years, the economic consultancy IHS Markit reports. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....4% fall in the first quarter. Ian Geddes, head of retail at the consultancy Deloitte, said the sunny weather had brought a “Glastonbury feelgood factor” to Britain’s high streets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Jon Kempster has been brought in as chief financial officer. The former finance director of energy consultancy Utilitywise, logistics group Wincanton and industrial firm Delta will join on 11 September. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Even before Channel 4 bought the format, sales of baking ingredients had begun to fall back from a peak in 2014, according to IRI. Maureen Hinton, group research director at retail consultancy GlobalData, said that the trend was likely to continue unless Channel 4 was able to come up with “something very different that inspires people’s interest”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Peak Bake Off? UK's home baking boom soggy bottom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:31:44 PM
....Even before Channel 4 bought the format, sales of baking ingredients had begun to fall back from a peak in 2014, according to IRI. Maureen Hinton, group research director at retail consultancy GlobalData, said that the trend was likely to continue unless Channel 4 was able to come up with “something very different that inspires people’s interest”. ...
Warm weather drives UK shoppers back to the high street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 02:21:55 PM
....4% fall in the first quarter. Ian Geddes, head of retail at the consultancy Deloitte, said the sunny weather had brought a “Glastonbury feelgood factor” to Britain’s high streets. ...
The cost of living crisis is down to Brexit. The chickens are coming home to roost | David Blanchflower image
.... In the first quarter of 2017 the UK economy was the slowest growing economy in the G8 and the EU28. Business confidence has fallen and is now at its lowest point for almost six years, the economic consultancy IHS Markit reports. ...
Mike Ashley brushes off 60% dive in profits as shares in Sports Direct rise image
....Jon Kempster has been brought in as chief financial officer. The former finance director of energy consultancy Utilitywise, logistics group Wincanton and industrial firm Delta will join on 11 September. ...
UK house prices rise nearly 5% despite political turmoil image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 01:05:46 PM
.... Analysts believe that a fresh slowdown is under way. Samuel Tombs of consultancy Pantheon Macroeconomics is predicting that annual price growth will slow to 1. ...
UK growth will slow as consumer spending is squeezed, forecasts PwC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
. Record levels of employment will fail to prevent the economy’s growth rate slowing this year and next during a period when consumer spending will be squeezed by rising inflation and falling living standards, the consultancy firm PwC has predicted. ...
UK business confidence at lowest point for six years, say forecasters image
....The UK needs to prepare itself for weaker economic performance, two major forecasting groups have said, in the latest studies predicting the downsides of the Brexit vote. Fragile business sentiment linked to Brexit-related anxiety, domestic political uncertainty and squeezed consumer budgets have caused UK business confidence to drop to its lowest point for almost six years, the economic consultancy IHS Markit reports. ...
Rupert Murdoch ‘could use Sky data trove for political ends’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:03 PM
....”. Phil Westcott, managing director of an AI consultancy firm, Filament, who advises companies on how to handle emerging technology, said that what was most alarming was that a single company would own not just this “incredibly rich dataset” but also “all the main information channels into people’s lives”. ...
UK to fund research into letting electric cars return power to grid image
....Drivers also stand to benefit as they would be compensated in some form – such as via payments or free parking – for allowing their batteries to help power grid managers. StrategicFit, an energy consultancy, thinks a single electric car could earn its owner £1,000-£2,000 a year for helping the grid, depending on where it were located and how often it were plugged in. ...
Fears for UK economy after weaker-than-expected growth reports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:37:06 AM
.... Business surveys since then have suggested that activity continues to rise but at a more muted pace as companies grapple with higher costs, weaker consumer spending and skills shortages. Friday’s figures painted “a rather bleak picture for the UK economy and underline the challenges lying ahead,” said Kay Daniel Neufeld, senior economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research consultancy. ...
Alibaba reveals Echo-like smart speaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:05:12 PM
....Tmall allows local and international retailers to run their own virtual storefronts on its platform and says it is China's third most visited shopping site. "It clearly is an advantage if - like Amazon - you can pull consumers into your retail ecosystem with a smart speaker," said Eden Zoller from the technology consultancy Ovum. ...
UK services sector growth hits four-month low amid Brexit fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:39:28 AM
....“Given the deterioration in the forward-looking indicators, such as business optimism and order book growth, the risks are tilted towards the economy slowing in the third quarter,” said Williamson. Scott Bowman, UK economist at the consultancy Capital Economics, said the gloom cast by the PMI was overdone and the economy remained resilient. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:26:38 PM
HBOS took £240m hit after 'serious control breakdown' in Reading image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:35:25 PM
....That police investigation, which began in 2010, led to a trial in January after which six individuals were jailed, including former HBOS employee Lynden Scourfield, who was in charge of looking after troubled businesses and pleaded guilty. Scourfield referred struggling companies to David Mills and his consultancy QCS. ...
Horror stories told by central bankers will not end in an interest rate shock image
....And a look at the economic data shows there is a more mixed picture than the bald GDP numbers would have investors believe. As one leading economic consultancy said, as the stock- and bond-market gyrations eased, rising inflation and sluggish wage growth, among other things, means that UK growth is expected to deteriorate this year. ...
Lloyds bank pays HBOS fraud victims £35,000 in living expenses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 01:00:51 PM
....”. The fraud took place between 2003 and 2007 when HBOS employee Lynden Scourfield, who was in charge of looking after troubled businesses, referred struggling firms to David Mills and his consultancy QCS in return for luxury cruises and lavish gifts. ...
Consumer confidence collapsed after general election, YouGov finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 11:05:13 PM
....25% and the government signalled a relaxation of its plans for further cuts to public spending. Since last August, when confidence surveys recovered some lost ground, the index, which was carried out for the economic consultancy CEBR, has tracked lower, largely in response to uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. ...
Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years' image
....One third of non-British workers are considering leaving the UK, with highly skilled workers from the EU most likely to go, according to new research into the impact of Brexit on the jobs market. The consultancy firm Deloitte found 47% of highly skilled workers from the EU were considering leaving the UK in the next five years. ...
HBOS fraud victims go unpaid as Lloyds battles Noel Edmonds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:07:52 PM
.... He said he has seen an email showing HBOS knew about the fraud in 2008 when it was estimated £200m had been defrauded. Even before the £100m compensation provision, Lloyds had lost £250m on loans caught up in the fraud which took place period between 2003 and 2007 when HBOS employee Lynden Scourfield, who was in charge of looking after troubled businesses, referred struggling companies to David Mills and his consultancy QCS in return for luxury cruises and lavish gifts. ...
Bond Street: status of UK's most exclusive shopping street under threat image
....Many shops have decided to leave despite the surge in well-heeled tourists shopping in the capital since the Brexit vote, which slashed the value of the pound and overnight made London cheaper for foreign tourists. Paul Souber, of property consultancy Colliers International, said a number of Bond Street leases were being “quietly marketed”. ...
Closure of UK’s largest gas storage site ‘could mean volatile prices’ image
....Analysts at Barclays said the closure would increase the volatility of winter gas prices, a view shared by other industry-watchers. Matt Osborne, a risk manager at energy consultancy Inenco, said: “We anticipate that the decision to close Rough will create uncertainty in terms of energy pricing. ...
Brexit critic joins Bank of England interest rate-setting committee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:47:58 PM
.... In the meantime, investors will be poring over her previous comments on monetary policy to gauge whether she will tend towards a “hawkish” stance – being more likely to push for higher rates to curb inflation – or err the other way as a so-called “dove”. Martin Beck at the consultancy Oxford Economics said Tenreyro’s appointment meant the MPC’s “arch-hawk” had been replaced by an unknown quantity. ...
Lloyds likely to extend compensation deadline over HBOS fraud scandal image
....Scourfield was bribed by Mills with foreign cruises and sex parties. In return, Scourfield agreed to give inappropriate loans to struggling businesses, which allowed Mills and his associates to profit from imposing high consultancy fees on those firms. ...
Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
....”. Ben Bradford, a fire safety expert who is managing director of the risk consultancy BB7, said the multiple links in the chain of contractors could cause safety problems. ...
UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott image
....7%. As John Philpott, who runs the Jobs Economist consultancy, noted: “What’s remarkable is that pay growth, however measured, is so weak at a time when employment is at joint record rate of 74. ...
Netflix and Amazon 'will overtake UK cinema box office spending by 2020' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:01:18 AM
....Paying for TV content from on-demand digital video services will grow by more than 30% to £1. 42bn at the turn of the decade, claims consultancy firm PwC. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....One analyst said Apple may have abandoned plans to build a car after realising it was lagging behind Detroit-based rivals. “They were slow to begin testing autonomous systems, and they now have a considerable innovation gap to close,” said James Hodgson of tech consultancy ABI Research. ...
Britons feel the squeeze as inflation rises to four-year high of 2.9% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:37:27 AM
....The Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) will meet this week to set interest rates and announce its decision at noon on Thursday. Oliver Kolodseike, a senior economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research consultancy, said: “Under normal circumstances, the Bank of England would have a sufficient set of arguments to justify an interest rate rise. ...
House sales in Greater London slump by almost a third in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:01:18 AM
....But while a sharp fall from that peak may have been expected, transactions in the capital were down markedly when compared with 2015’s figures, Your Move said, showing a drop of 19%. The Your Move index, which is put together by property consultancy Acadata and based on data from the Land Registry and other indices, showed a sharp slowdown for sales in London, the south-east and east of England, but increases in other, less expensive areas when compared with 2015. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....However, analysts believe that the rise of online video, led by YouTube, poses a serious longer-term threat. “There are clear signs of growing intrusion by online video advertising on traditional broadcast TV advertising,” says Toby Syfret, an analyst at the consultancy Enders Analysis. ...
Clouds gather over UK economy as data points to lacklustre growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 03:49:32 PM
....Manufacturing output and broader industrial output made only small gains in April, dashing economists’ forecasts for a rebound for the economy after a slow start to 2017, which has put the UK at the bottom of the European growth league. The figures painted a picture of a “somewhat precarious UK economy”, said Jack Coy at the Centre for Economics and Business Research consultancy. ...
Qatar crisis highlights rising UK energy reliance on imports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:29:15 PM
.... “Disruptions, especially of the seaborne shipments, are highly unlikely,” they said. Ira Joseph, head of gas analytics at consultancy Pira Energy, said: “The UK market is the destination of last resort for Qatari LNG, so it would be the last and not the first place to have an impact. ...
Aramco: London listing inappropriate, says Royal London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 08:18:50 AM
.... . But Stephen Clapham, of consultancy Behind the Balance Sheet, said that price "doesn't make any sense to me". ...
Tories have ‘shameful record’ on FOBT gambling, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:19:03 PM
.... Of the 15 where FOBTs took more than £5m, nine are Labour, five are SNP and one is Conservative. While there is no official data on losses by constituency, the estimates were compiled by consultancy Landman Economics on behalf of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, by cross-referencing data released by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Trust. ...
Baby bytes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:01:16 PM
.... . And the baby care market generally is forecast to grow from $11bn this year to more than $13bn in 2021, according to research consultancy Trefis. ...
Apple HomePod challenges Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:55:55 PM
...."Interesting that home assistant was the last feature they talked about. Focusing on music is smart, main use case for smart speakers," said Ben Bajarin, of the Creative Strategies consultancy. ...
Wealth 'begins at £134,170 a year' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 02:41:04 PM
....With taxation an issue in this general election campaign, just how much do you have to earn to be considered wealthy in the UK nowadays?. Well, according to new research by consultancy Britain Thinks and job site Indeed, it's £134,170 a year. ...
Tory plans mean no one will be left to build homes | Michael Thirkettle image
....A typical short-term visa or work permit arrangement could be to introduce it for a limit of three to four years, targeted at trades experiencing shortages, and at the same time implementing apprenticeship schemes, so when the first entrants to these apprenticeships move into full work, they will be able to replace those employees now sourced from abroad. Michael Thirkettle, is chief executive of international construction and property consultancy McBains Cooper. ...
Banks 'rebuilding reputation' after crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:03:44 PM
....Despite the position of some challenger banks high on the list, innovation is seen as one area where ratings have dropped in the last year. A recent report from consultancy Accenture suggested that artificial intelligence would be the main way that banks interacted with their customers within the next three years. ...
Passengers still without bags after British Airways IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:34:08 PM
.... SSE said its network was operating as normal in the Harmondsworth area – the location of BA’s headquarters – on Saturday morning. James Wilman, chief executive of the data centre consultancy Future-tech, said: “It’s either bad design or there’s more to the story than just a power surge. ...
British Airways IT failure: experts doubt 'power surge' claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:14:01 PM
.... But multiple data centre designers have told the Guardian that a power surge should not be able to bring down a data centre, let alone a data centre and its back-up. “It’s either bad design or there’s more to the story than just a power surge,” said James Wilman, chief executive of the data centre consultancy Future-tech. ...
Emergency landing: how airlines can recover from a PR disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:30:05 PM
.... He says he is “profusely sorry” for the disruption and attempts to reassure customers that it couldn’t happen again. Charles, who now runs the PC Agency, a London travel consultancy, thinks BA’s brand is strong enough to survive, “but it is being eroded”, he adds. ...
Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:11:46 PM
....After starting as a bookseller, it has steadily expanded to become much broader-based retailer. According to consultancy Slice Intelligence, Amazon now accounts for about 43% of all online sales in the US. ...
British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown image
....Last year, the US airline Delta said it lost $100m after the shutdown of power to its data centre because an equipment failure led to delays. John Strickland, director of independent transport consultancy JLS Consulting, said it was likely that BA would face a “significant financial impact” as its problems looked set to continue into this week. ...
UK lobbies Europe to dilute flagship energy efficiency law image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 01:06:30 PM
....Roland Joebstl, of the European Environmental Bureau, a network of environmental groups, said the UK’s lobbying could “crash” the European energy efficiency industry and jeopardise jobs. David Symons, environmental director at consultancy WSP, said: “It’s surprising that the government is lobbying against a measure that is expected to deliver €70bn of additional gross domestic product and 400,000 jobs across Europe by 2030. ...
Far from ‘strong and stable’, May’s economic plan is weak and unstable image
.... They would involve annual increases of 2% a year). When the consultancy firm Oxford Economics put the economic plans of the three main parties through its model it concluded that the continuation of austerity under the Conservatives would lead to stable although unspectacular growth averaging 1. ...
Student housing tempts wealthy investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:08:32 PM
....Investor demand for student accommodation blocks is so strong that some potential buyers were forced to stand during presentations at a student housing investment conference in a ballroom in Covent Garden, central London this week. James Pullan, the head of student property at property consultancy Knight Frank, said demand for investment in student accommodation was riding high despite concerns that Brexit might reduce the number of high-spending foreign students coming to the UK. ...
Petrofac executive suspended amid fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:29:00 AM
....Citing the "scale of the investigation", it has also called in an external specialist to oversee the firm's response to the probe. Petrofac says it engaged Unaoil for the provision of local consultancy services, primarily in Kazakhstan, between 2002 and 2009. ...
Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:30:26 PM
....One expert said its success depended on how much people would be willing to pay for a device that "oozes nostalgia". "For someone like me, it's an exciting day," commented Ben Wood, from technology consultancy CCS Insight. ...
British sports car maker Lotus bought by China's Geely image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:28:43 AM
....It was effectively locked out of United States in 2015 when its airbags failed to comply with new car safety regulations, but Lotus returned to the American market last summer. While the Lotus car company has not been involved in Formula 1 racing since the 1990s it runs an engineering consultancy selling sports car technology. ...
UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 10:11:36 AM
. A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the world's most affordable solar lamp. ...
Surprise surge in UK retail sales powers pound to eight-month high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:39:36 AM
....3% rate of inflation in the same period. “The latest data showed shoppers continued to shrug off any Brexit and political uncertainty with retail sales beating even the most optimistic expectations,” said Richard Lim, chief executive of the consultancy Retail Economics. ...
Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:18:47 AM
.... The other seeks innovations in general product design and materials so items are easier to recycle. One of the competition organisers, Chris Grantham from the London branch of the global design consultancy Ideo, agreed that Pringles and Lucozade Sport – and brands with similar packaging – were singled out by the industry as almost impossible to recycle. ...
London is still a global draw despite Brexit, says British Land image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:59:48 AM
....However, a report from Deloitte suggests the prospects for property developers could worsen as there is a glut of office space in the capital. The amount of available office space jumped by 36% last year and has risen by a further 19% in the first three months of this year, according to the consultancy’s latest London crane survey. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....As technology advances, AI will continue to push the boundaries. Research by consultancy firm Accenture shows that realising the UK’s potential in this sector would add £654bn to the economy by 2035. ...
Holy guacamole! Avocado fans in UK face further price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:45:26 PM
....After the great lettuce and courgette shortage of January, which was caused by rain and snow in Spain, there is now an upheaval underway in avocados for British consumers. Wholesale prices of the fruit in the UK have surged more than 50% since the beginning of this year, according to data consultancy Mintec. ...
Bank of England warns Brexit vote will damage living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:14:34 AM
.... Carney explained this meant getting an agreement on future trading arrangements and having a transition period to that agreement. Paul Hollingsworth, at the consultancy Capital Economics, said the inflation report supported his view that interest rates are set to rise sooner than markets expect. ...
Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows image
....7% fall in construction output in March added to the raft of weaker-than-expected data and reinforced fears that the UK economy is facing a renewed slowdown, as uncertainty about Britain’s future outside the UK takes hold. Michael Thirkettle, chief executive at construction and property consultancy McBains Cooper, said the ONS figures provided the latest evidence of a slowdown in the sector as concerns over Brexit hit the construction industry. ...
Noel Edmonds demands £73m compensation over HBOS fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 10:12:13 AM
....Dobson worked for Lynden Scourfield, a former HBOS banker who pleaded guilty to charges relating to his role in the fraud and was jailed along with his business associate David Mills. The court heard that Scourfield gave inappropriate loans to businesses, which allowed Mills and his associates to profit from high consultancy fees, while the banker was rewarded with foreign cruises and sex parties. ...
Thousands face energy bill hikes of more than £400 this month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:01:16 AM
....”. Separately, the Begbies Traynor consultancy said it had found “significant” financial distress among UK gas and electricity producers and suppliers in the first three months of the year, partly because warmer-than-expected weather had suppressed energy consumption. ...
State pension: Axing triple-lock has 'minimal savings and would hit poorest hardest' image
....However, analysis has showed that the cost of increases to Government are minimal, following the reform of state pensions last year. The triple-lock has given pensioners only an extra £2 a week, but it would be low income recipients who would suffer the most if it was removed, according to pension consultancy Hymans Robertson. ...
Record number of UK care homes declared insolvent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 06:25:50 AM
.... The figures cover nursing homes, homes for the elderly, residential care activities for learning disabilities, mental health, and substance abuse. FRP Advisory, the consultancy firm, said that care homes were the only industry in the UK to have suffered from rising insolvencies over the last seven years. ...
UK economy gets boost as service sector growth hits four-month high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:14:24 AM
....7% in the final three months of 2016. The services report said April’s pick-up in activity was partly down to resilient business-to-business demand, which includes activity such as a firm hiring legal or consultancy services. ...
Next shares tumble as retailer warns of challenging market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:50:34 AM
.... Prices on the autumn and winter ranges are set to be 4% to 5% higher than last year. Emily Stella, a senior analyst at consultancy GlobalData, described 2017 as a “pivotal year” for Next as it tackles an “extremely tough clothing market” and strengthening online competition. ...
Morrisons sales jump as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:51:41 AM
....On Wednesday, market research company Kantar Worldpanel said that Morrisons had been the fastest growing of the big four supermarket chains over the past few weeks, helped by its "The Best" line attracting more affluent shoppers. John Ibbotson, director of the retail consultancy Retail Vision, said Dave Potts' "back-to-basics approach" had transformed Morrisons' fortunes. ...
Lidl on course to surpass Waitrose and enter UK supermarket top seven image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:24:46 AM
....The UK grocery market grew by 3. 7% over the period, adding almost £1bn in sales compared with a year earlier, according to consumer consultancy Kantar Worldpanel. ...
Bank of mum and dad 'involved in 26 per cent of property transactions in 2017'  image
....More than £6. 5 billion will be lent by the parents in 2017 - up from £5 billion the previous year - the research from FTSE 100 financial services group Legal & General and economics consultancy Cebr suggests. ...
UK manufacturing records fastest growth for three years, figures show image
....”. But Ruth Gregory, UK economist at the consultancy Capital Economics, said: “After last week’s surprisingly downbeat first quarter GDP figures . ...
Are your parents helping you to buy your first home? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:25:58 AM
....Parents are expected to lend their children more than £6. 5bn this year to help them get on to the property ladder, according to research by Legal & General and economics consultancy Cebr. ...
'Bank of mum and dad' to lend £6.5bn this year, report predicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 05:01:18 AM
....5bn this year to help their children get on the property ladder as first-time buyers continue to struggle to afford homes. This is a 30% increase on the £5bn loaned in 2016, according to research from Legal & General and economics consultancy Cebr, and means parents will be involved in more than 25% of UK property transactions. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
.... Down in the water there were brightly coloured booms, bobbing in a circle around Winner’s legs, there in theory to stop any floating waste from getting out into the Aegean. A confidential 2015 report by the shipping consultancy Litehauz, obtained by journalists from the investigative agency Danwatch last year, detailed the potential impact of ships that were torch-cut on tidal water. ...
FTSE firms face pension 'difficulty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 07:37:03 AM
. Some of the UK's biggest companies face "difficult discussions" over their growing pension deficits, according to a pensions consultancy. ...

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