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Pent-up post-lockdown demand eases as retail growth slows

On a total basis, sales increased by 3.0% in August, against a growth of 3.9% in the same month last year.

Businesses see 42% customs duties hike post-Brexit

Jump to £2.2 billion in January-July customs duties is a new record and is up from £1.6 billion last year

Astrid & Miyu opens entries to third Business Accelerator Programme

The founder of British jewellery success story, Astrid & Miyu, has announced the launch of her third Business Accelerator Programme. Connie Nam will lead the...

Spending at specialist retailers including jewellers grew 27.2% in May as more Brits shop...

Consumer spending at specialist retailers, including jewellers, enjoyed growth of 27.2% in May, according to new data from Barclaycard. This was over four times higher...

Boohoo stocks fall amid ‘compelling’ slave labour allegations and US import ban

British online fashion retailer Boohoo is fighting battles on all fronts this week as it has been accused of slave labour. The retailer, which recently...

Scotland extends business rates holiday for further 12 months

The business rates holiday in Scotland is to be extended for a further 12 months for the hospitality, retail, leisure and aviation sectors. The Scottish...

Workplace Covid testing opened up to more businesses

Workplace Covid testing is now being offered to smaller companies in the UK whose staff cannot work from home during lockdown, the government has...

Liverpool’s business bosses call for region to ‘unite and support local’

Liverpool’s business leaders have called on people across the region to unite and ‘support local’ after the city was moved to tier 3 of...

Home-working is less productive, say two thirds of office workers

Survey suggests workers are concerned that a prolonged period of remote working is detrimental to output

Demand for secure earring backs rockets 800% in the UK since reopening of retail

More jewellers are seeing a ‘significant increase’ in the number of customers looking to buy Lox or replace lost earrings