The gross payouts will be £2.25bn less in 2014 than in 2013
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Thursday 03 February 2011
Tweeting is to be allowed from hearings at the highest court in the land, it was announced today.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Friday 14 January 2011
State of the British high street? It's rubbish. Don't take my word for it: some of the best-known names in retailing have reported poor results over the Christmas period, and they can't blame it all on shoppers staying at home because of the snow. The companies that own Argos, Homebase, PC World and Currys recorded a decline in like-for-like sales, with the electrical retailer Dixons reporting a 4 per cent fall in the UK and Ireland. Even chocolate sales are down on the high street, with the chocolate maker Thorntons suffering a decline of almost 6 per cent.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Saturday 18 December 2010
It's the last shopping week until Christmas and everywhere we look there are discounts by the stocking load. But which savings are worth a second look and which have been talked up to cash in on the shopping season?
Friday 26 November 2010
Rising sales are boosting retailers' hopes for a strong Christmas on the high street, but the longer-term outlook remains fragile and unpredictable.
Friday 26 November 2010
I remember Dixons – didn't they used to sell tellies and stuff?
Wednesday 24 November 2010
One in three people who have survived a stroke face higher living expenses as a result, a poll found today.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
Friday 03 September 2010
The chief executive of DSGi, owner of the Currys and PC World retail chains, has seen "no impact" from the launch of Best Buy in the UK.
Thursday 02 September 2010
The group behind Currys and PC World today said first quarter sales leapt 6% thanks to a World Cup boost for televisions and strong demand for Apple's iPad.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
It's already time to search out those "back to school" deals, and Marks & Spencer's uniform offer is well worth taking advantage of. While stocks last, the M&S website is selling a child's cotton polo shirt for £1, a pure cotton jumper for £2 and a pair of adjustable-waist trousers for just £3.50. Better still, the company offers free delivery on all schoolwear products, below.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
The activist investor Knight Vinke has acquired a 3 per cent stake in Kesa Electricals, which owns the Comet chain in the UK.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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