Category : Business News

BUSINESS / Business News - 5 days ago

Exporters enjoying pre-Brexit 'sweet spot'

UK exporters are enjoying a "sweet spot" as they benefit from the "post-referendum but pre-Brexit" period - but it is unlikely to last, a deputy governor of the Bank of England said. Ben Broadbent said that while the collapse in the pound may have h...

BUSINESS / Business News - 5 days ago

Retail sales in worst slump for seven years

Retail sales have been suffering their worst slump in nearly seven years as inflation bites - despite a partial bounce-back last month. According to official figures, sales volumes grew by a better-than-expected 1.4% in February but the underlying p...

BUSINESS / Business News - 5 days ago

State pension age could rise to 70 - review

People aged 30 and under face working until 70 before they can draw a state pension under projections drawn up by a Government review. Separate recommendations published at the same time by former CBI boss John Cridland could also mean people curren...

BUSINESS / Business News - 6 days ago

Brantano collapse puts 1,100 jobs at risk

Brantano has fallen into administration, placing almost 1,100 jobs at risk. The footwear and accessories retailer had been the subject of a bid by its larger rival, London-listed Shoe Zone, ahead of the announcement. Sky News reported that Shoe Zone...