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    1. February 3, 2016

      Services data brighten outlook for UK economy

      Britain’s dominant service sector shrugged off concerns about the global economy to record another month of solid...

    2. January 28, 2016

      UK manufacturing retains bright spots despite overall gloom

      It is a refrain as familiar as a factory tour made by a politician in a hard hat and a hi-visibility vest: why has...

    1. January 21, 2016

      Cycle couriers: ‘The best of all the world’s worst jobs’

      First came the fax, then file sharing and email attachments. For cycle couriers, digital disruption came in the late...

    2. January 8, 2016

      Fall in oil price narrows UK trade deficit

      Cheaper oil imports helped narrow the UK’s trade deficit marginally in November, but with exports still lacklustre...

    3. January 7, 2016

      Service industry expectations at 3-year low

      Optimism in the service sector, the engine of the UK’s economic recovery, was muted somewhat on Thursday as a survey...

    4. December 28, 2015

      TV production sector faces shake-up

      Downton Abbey is owned by NBCUniversal, the Great British Bake Off Christmas Special by Sky and We’re Doomed! The Dad’s...

    5. December 14, 2015

      Business surveys confirm solid UK recovery

      UK business activity has shrugged off an autumn slowdown, according to a survey that finds solid growth across all...

    6. December 3, 2015

      UK insurers to put last year’s premium on renewal letters

      At last — wave goodbye to the hours spend rifling through filing cabinets or frantically searching email inboxes for...

    7. November 24, 2015

      British shoppers delay spending ahead of Black Friday

      British shoppers took a break from the high street in early November as analysts suggested consumers held off spending...

    8. November 24, 2015

      Takeaway start-up Deliveroo nets $100m in latest fundraising

      Deliveroo has raised new capital to take its total funding to about $200m, making the London-based food delivery group...

    9. November 22, 2015

      Britons set to spend £1.9bn in Black Friday sales

      With Christmas around the corner, Britons are gearing up to spend almost £1.9bn on sales and promotions on Friday. The...

    10. November 22, 2015

      UK parcel delivery sector modernises to meet rise in online shopping

      A row of metallic chutes, stretching almost half a kilometre, ascend diagonally into a mass of steel gantries where...

    11. November 15, 2015

      Car parks take urban culture to new stage

      What do you do in a car park? If your answer has anything to do with vehicles you are showing your lack of cultural...

    12. November 10, 2015

      SNP joins Labour to threaten Sunday trading proposals

      George Osborne’s plans to extend Sunday trading laws could come unstuck after the SNP said it would join Labour in...

    13. November 4, 2015

      UK service sector activity accelerates for first time in 4 months

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector increased for the first time in four months in October, boosting hopes...

    14. October 29, 2015

      Where the state went wrong on Kids Company

      Ever since the collapse of Kids Company three months ago, many questions have been asked about the UK charity founded...

    15. October 27, 2015

      UK economy loses steam as GDP growth slows to 0.5%

      The UK economy slowed in the third quarter as weak construction and manufacturing took their toll on growth but...

    16. October 19, 2015

      ‘New work’ smaller businesses drive economic success in cities

      Small companies in the creative, professional and digital sectors are the drivers of jobs, productivity and wage growth...

    17. October 11, 2015

      Online shopping boom leads to record increase in vans

      The boom in online shopping and revived construction activity has led to record levels of investment in vans and...

    18. October 5, 2015

      UK service sector growth at slowest for 2 years

      Activity in the UK’s service sector, the engine of the country’s economy, slowed to its slowest rate for more than two...

    19. September 28, 2015

      Gay bars fall victim to soaring property prices

      The party is coming to an end. While lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists celebrate equal marriage and...

    20. September 24, 2015

      Small businesses warn against court fee rise

      Small businesses could be deterred from fighting disputes in London’s Commercial Court if a second jump in court fees...

    21. September 17, 2015

      Back to school sales boost UK retail figures for August

      Back to school purchases helped lift retail sales in August as UK consumers continued to spend steadily. The volume of...

    22. September 3, 2015

      PizzaExpress to stop taking slice of customer tips

      PizzaExpress has bowed to pressure from the Unite union and promised to stop taking a slice of tips paid by customers...

    23. September 3, 2015

      UK services sector shows disappointing growth

      Sterling continued its slide against the dollar on Thursday as a key survey showed an unexpected slowdown in the UK’s...

    24. August 21, 2015

      Javid weighs in on practice of restaurants withholding staff tips

      The business secretary has insisted that restaurants should pay tips to staff, after a major high street chain admitted...

    25. August 5, 2015

      UK services sector activity slows in July

      Activity in the UK’s dominant services industry dipped in July in the latest signal that momentum in the economy has...

    26. July 6, 2015

      Osborne to try to abolish Sunday trading laws

      George Osborne will offer to rip up the remaining restrictions on Sunday trading in Wednesday’s Budget in a move that...

    27. June 30, 2015

      UK consumer confidence at highest in 15 years

      The feelgood factor is back for British consumers, with a confidence measure reaching its highest level in more than 15...

    28. June 19, 2015

      The messaging system that has nothing left to say

      Delete is our default,” warns Snapchat, the popular messaging and photo application used by many teenagers and...

    29. June 3, 2015

      Services data reinforce fears of slowing UK recovery

      The UK services sector grew at the slowest pace in five months in May, raising fears the economy may have failed to...

    30. May 18, 2015

      Restaurant sector turnover up 39% since 2010

      Consumers continued to dine out through the economic downturn with turnover in the UK restaurant sector up 39 per cent...

    31. May 6, 2015

      Services data ease fears of weakening UK recovery

      Activity in the UK services sector accelerated in April, calming concerns that the overall economic recovery is...

    32. April 28, 2015

      UK economic growth slows to 0.3% in first quarter

      The UK economy grew at the slowest pace since the final quarter of 2012 in the first three months of the year. With...

    33. April 19, 2015

      Pay-as-you-go gyms increase in popularity over longer contracts

      On a sunny midweek afternoon, there are just two personal trainers instructing clients to lunge and lift in the small...

    34. April 12, 2015

      Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession

      With signs in Arabic and English, prayer rooms and minibuses to the local mosque, London’s £1.5bn private hospital...

    35. April 8, 2015

      Law firms fear poaching and desertion as market recovers

      City law firms are becoming increasingly concerned about lawyers defecting and taking clients with them as the legal...

    36. April 7, 2015

      UK service sector activity boosts hopes for strong growth

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector has accelerated to its fastest pace since last summer, boosting hopes for...

    37. April 6, 2015

      New breed of tourists pick dark skies over a five-star stay

      A comfortable bed and full-English breakfast are no longer enough to satisfy the new breed of tourists hitting the...

    38. April 1, 2015

      Super-rich lose taste for London restaurants

      The super-rich are losing their appetite for fine dining in London, according to an annual survey of the world’s top...

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