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Business News

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Consumer confidence showed an unexpected uptick in May as shoppers seemed happy to ignore rising inflation and shrinking wages to splash the cash, according to new research.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Retail sales were broadly flat in the year to May following strong growth in April, while selling prices rose at the fastest pace in six years, according to new research.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The UK’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest point since 1975 in the first quarter of 2017, but wage growth fell behind inflation for the first time since 2014.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Economic growth slowed in the first three months of 2017 to 0.3 per cent, according to official figures.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Unemployment fell by 45,000 to 1.56m in the three months to February, according to the latest figures.

Monday, 10 April 2017

British firms continue to hire staff but output is struggling to pick up, meaning the UK's already "alarmingly" low productivity levels are likely to get worse, according to the latest Business Trends Report.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Consumers remained in a "cagey" mood about the state of their personal finances and the general economic picture in March, although they felt slightly more confident about making big purchases, according to new research.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Government has abandoned its plan to increase National Insurance Contributions for self-employed workers announced in last week's Budget.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Unemployment fell by 31,000 to 1.58m in the three months to January, but wage growth has slowed to the weakest rate in two years, prompting renewed calls to boost productivity.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Business groups have criticised a "tax grab" on self-employed workers in this week's Budget.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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