The gross payouts will be £2.25bn less in 2014 than in 2013
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Thursday 23 June 2011
Kesa Electricals has admitted for the first time that it is considering selling off its Comet chain after the British company sank to a loss of nearly £9m last year.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Friday 20 May 2011
Economists urged "extreme caution" about reading too much into a strong rebound in retail sales last month, as chains were boosted by the hottest April on record, a glut of bank holidays and the Royal Wedding.
Friday 13 May 2011
Dixons Retail, the owner of the Currys and PC World chains, yesterday boasted soaring sales of Apple's latest iPad device and said its UK business had outperformed the market, despite the pan-European group suffering a slump in revenues in its second half.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Two military cadets were arrested yesterday over a scandal in which a woman accused a fellow cadet of secretly filming her having sex and showing it to his comrades.
Friday 15 April 2011
Our view: Hold
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Inflation unexpectedly slowed last month, official figures revealed today, as hard-pressed retailers slashed prices to pull in cautious consumers.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Marks & Spencer is expected to add to the gloom on the high street tomorrow when the retail bellwether posts its fourth quarter trading update.
Thursday 31 March 2011
Retailers came under mounting share pressure today as further gloomy sales figures confirmed dire conditions on Britain's high street.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Retail sales have picked up unexpectedly in March, but the rate of growth remained subdued amid grim conditions on the high street, figures showed today.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
The owner of Currys and PC World issued its second profits alert in as many months today after worsening trading conditions saw sales tumble 11%.
Monday 14 March 2011
Winning Crufts is something that "always happens to someone else", the breeder of the Best in Show said.
Friday 04 March 2011
Divided into 26 categories ("memory", "blur", "collage), this book is an assemblage of 617 verbal shards about the novel, originality and communication in a digitised world. Here's a taste: "Increasingly the novel goes hand in hand with a straitjacketing of the material's expressive potential."
Monday 28 February 2011
The economic picture remains changeable. Public sector spending is facing the axe, and the Government is banking on the private sector to drive the economy forward. But is it doing enough to aid the small and medium-sized enterprises that are key to private sector strength? If the results of a new survey of more than 1,500 SMEs are anything to go by, the answer is an emphatic no.
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