What are renters’ rights under new coronavirus law?
London houses
In Depth

What are renters’ rights under new coronavirus law?

Emergency legislation to protect tenants during pandemic
19 Mar 2020
Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?
Rishi Sunak
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Will Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus package rescue the economy?

Chancellor pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to protect jobs and incomes - so has he gone far enough?
18 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: supermarkets start rationing amid panic buying
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Coronavirus: supermarkets start rationing amid panic buying

Stockpiling has led to empty shelves at some UK supermarkets - but shortages may be short-lived
9 Mar 2020
Tesco blames falling bread demand for 1,800 job cuts
Tesco
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Tesco blames falling bread demand for 1,800 job cuts

Supermarket chain's announcement comes after rivals trimmed workforces
26 Feb 2020
Tesco to sell plasters in diverse skin tones
Tesco
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Tesco to sell plasters in diverse skin tones

Move to diversify plaster offering follows viral tweet last year
25 Feb 2020
Ikea to shut first big UK store risking 350 jobs
Ikea
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Ikea to shut first big UK store risking 350 jobs

Swedish giant says Coventry outlet has made consistent losses
5 Feb 2020
Retail sector suffers worst year in quarter of a century
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Retail sector suffers worst year in quarter of a century

British Retail Consortium says last year marked first annual sales decline since 1995
10 Jan 2020
Ikea to pay $46m after child killed by falling drawers
Ikea
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Ikea to pay $46m after child killed by falling drawers

Settlement is believed to be largest ever of its kind
8 Jan 2020
Meat sales plunge as veganism continues to rise in UK
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Meat sales plunge as veganism continues to rise in UK

Some 3.6m fewer animals were eaten in first half of 2019
2 Jan 2020
Tesco facing Christmas card forced labour claims
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Tesco facing Christmas card forced labour claims

Six-year old’s discovery of a note from prisoners in a Chinese gulag puts spotlight on retailer’s relationship with suppliers
23 Dec 2019
One in 20 Black Friday deals are genuine
Black Friday
In Brief

One in 20 Black Friday deals are genuine

Consumer group Which? says the shopping event is ‘all hype’
27 Nov 2019
High street sales recover ahead of Christmas
Consumers on Nottingham high street
In Brief

High street sales recover ahead of Christmas

CBI data reports an end to six months of falling sales
26 Nov 2019
Black Friday smartphone deals: iPhone 11, Pixel 4 and more
iPhone sales
In Depth

Black Friday smartphone deals: iPhone 11, Pixel 4 and more

There are already discounts to be had on the latest smartphones
25 Nov 2019
What is driving the collapse of high street shops?
Mothercare
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What is driving the collapse of high street shops?

An average of 16 shops closed each day in the first half of 2019
7 Nov 2019
Should supermarkets stop selling fireworks?
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Should supermarkets stop selling fireworks?

Sainsbury’s bans the bangers from all of its stores in response to fears for pets
18 Oct 2019
HMV launches huge entertainment store in Birmingham
HMV
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HMV launches huge entertainment store in Birmingham

New ‘destination’ branch opens just months after nationwide closures and job losses
11 Oct 2019
Why Tesco’s Dave Lewis is stepping down
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Why Tesco’s Dave Lewis is stepping down

The boss who turned Tesco’s fortunes around will leave CEO role in 2020
2 Oct 2019
Fresh blow for Marks & Spencer as finance boss quits
Marks & Spencer
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Fresh blow for Marks & Spencer as finance boss quits

Humphrey Singer had been in the job for little more than a year
23 Sep 2019
Why are profits collapsing at Aldi?
Aldi
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Why are profits collapsing at Aldi?

German discounter announces aggressive expansion despite sinking profits
17 Sep 2019
Casual dining crunch: why are so many restaurants closing?
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Casual dining crunch: why are so many restaurants closing?

Study finds a 25% surge in the number of outlets falling into insolvency
16 Sep 2019
Why are supermarket sales flat?
Supermarket
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Why are supermarket sales flat?

Brexit, fears of recession and price rises blamed for weak data
21 Aug 2019
Sales surge dampens fear of UK recession
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Sales surge dampens fear of UK recession

Even department stores saw an increase in sales last month as consumers appear unfazed by Brexit uncertainty
16 Aug 2019
Are business rates killing the high street?
Consumers on Nottingham high street
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Are business rates killing the high street?

Consortium of UK retail bosses calls on chancellor to fix ‘broken’ tax system
13 Aug 2019
Dr Martens’ vegan range drives 70% profits rise
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Dr Martens’ vegan range drives 70% profits rise

News comes as owner mulls sale or flotation to realise profits on £300m investment
13 Aug 2019
Worst July for retail sales since records began
High street shopping
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Worst July for retail sales since records began

BRC blames slow wage growth and uncertainty over Brexit
6 Aug 2019
Fresh redundancies as Tesco cuts 4,500 jobs at 153 outlets
Tesco
In Brief

Fresh redundancies as Tesco cuts 4,500 jobs at 153 outlets

Job losses come as supermarket aims to slash £1.5bn from costs
6 Aug 2019
Arcadia saved: what the future holds for retail giant
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Arcadia saved: what the future holds for retail giant

Landlords and creditors reluctantly approve rescue plan but is it a long-term solution or just a stay of execution?
13 Jun 2019
Make-or-break Arcadia vote postponed
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Make-or-break Arcadia vote postponed

Fate of Sir Philip Green’s retail empire, and 18,000 of its employees, hangs in the balance after crunch meeting rescheduled
6 Jun 2019
Philip Green set for Arcadia showdown
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Philip Green set for Arcadia showdown

Retail tycoon facing crunch vote with regulators and landlords as he faces fresh allegations of sexual misconduct
3 Jun 2019
Philip Green faces new allegations
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Philip Green faces new allegations

Lord Hain sets out further claims of sexual misconduct as he defends use of parliamentary privilege
24 May 2019
Will shoppers be charged for using self-service machines?
Morrisons
In Depth

Will shoppers be charged for using self-service machines?

MPs say 1p fee for using self-scan tills could raise £30m a year to ‘heal social divisions’
22 May 2019
Debenhams set for administration
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Debenhams set for administration

Retailer’s biggest shareholder, Mike Ashley, embroiled in bitter battle for control with its board
9 Apr 2019
Scottish shopping centre cheaper than average London home
Postings
In Brief

Scottish shopping centre cheaper than average London home

The Postings mall in Kirkcaldy went up for auction with reserve of just £1 as retail crisis takes toll
6 Feb 2019
HMV stores to close down: the full list
HMV
In Brief

HMV stores to close down: the full list

Oxford Street flagship among 27 to shut after chain saved from administration by Canadian retailer
5 Feb 2019
Why are so many restaurants closing down?
A Deliveroo driver in London
In Brief

Why are so many restaurants closing down?

Market saturation and changing spending habits lead to record number of insolvencies
31 Jan 2019
Could ‘Amazon tax’ save struggling high street retailers?
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In Brief

Could ‘Amazon tax’ save struggling high street retailers?

Labour considering move to level the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar shops
14 Jan 2019
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