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Largest ever national living wage increase comes into effect

Retail companies will have to pay some of their employees a near 5% increase from now on after the national living wage rose by...

Independents call for urgent business rates reform ahead of Budget

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has put forward a three-point solution to help save retailers from crippling under the looming rise in business...

Nottingham independents depart city centre as retail pressures bite

Three independent Nottingham jewellery retailers have closed in recent weeks, partly due to retail pressures. Stuart Thexton Jewellery, R.O.K Jewellery and Hallam Jewellery have all...

UK retailers embrace the National Living Wage

UK retail businesses are coming up with innovative ways to adapt to the National Living Wage that could benefit both the business and the...

Check payslips ahead of National Living Wage changes, goverment urges

The UK government is urging workers to take steps to make sure they receive the new National Living Wage next month, after research reveals...

BRC reports 34th consecutive month of shop price deflation

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a deflation of 2.0% for overall shop prices in February, from 1.8% in January. On a 12-month...

Wet weather causes small shops sales to sink

A dramatic reversal of fortunes brought to an end an eighteen month run of turnover growth for small shops in the last three months...

Jewellers unfazed by 2016’s national living wage

Last year Chancellor George Osborne announced that a new compulsory national living wage will be implemented in April 2016, yet retail jewellers interviewed by...

Read the December 2015 issue of Professional Jeweller online now

The December 2015 edition of Professional Jeweller is available to read online now. This month’s special issue launches the second edition of Professional Jeweller's annual Collections of...

Independent retail grows by 2.35% in Q2 2015

Independent retails are said to have grown by an average of 2.35% in the second quarter of 2015, according to a report by the...