Retail sales up in April but analysts warn on implications of further rate hikes

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Retail sales volumes recovered slightly by 0.5 per cent in April as the sector was lifted by the Easter holidays, however high inflation and strains on household finances continue to hinder spending. Non-food stores sales volumes rose by 1.0 per cent during the month, data from the ONS shows, following a fall […]

Price rises inevitable if UK small businesses to survive, new analysis finds

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The number of small businesses planning to increase prices to their customers is set to rise dramatically this quarter, further fuelling inflationary pressures. A new quarterly analysis of small business confidence conducted by small business support platform Enterprise Nation has found the number of small firms that say “they must put up prices” has gone up by […]

VivaCity partners with Welsh Authorities to encourage change in travel behaviour in Welsh Communities

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> VivaCity, the transport technology scaleup transforming cities into smarter and more efficient places to live and work, has partnered with Transport for Wales (TfW), Welsh Government (WG) and Welsh Local Authorities to encourage safe, active, and sustainable travel. Working with different Local Authorities across the country, VivaCity’s AI-powered sensors help to shape […]

YouTube is killing ‘Stories’ a popular feature next month – What could it means for your channel

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The Google-owned video platform has confirmed that it’s shutting down YouTube Stories in June. Stories first launched in 2018, and allowed creators to post short, mobile-only videos that expired after seven days. YouTube claims the change is being made to prioritise other features on the platform. In a blog, it explained: ‘Today, […]

This is Milk hires fresh talent with 15 new jobs as growth continues

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Glasgow-based agency This is Milk, founded by entrepreneur Angela Prentner-Smith announces rapid growth and restructuring for its team. In under 12 months, This is Milk has more than doubled the size of its team from a core body of 11 to 26 members, 17 permanent and nine consultants. This expeditious growth took […]

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says Bank must act – even if interest rate rises slow UK economy

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has backed interest rate hikes being used to calm soaring inflation even if they increase the risk of pushing the UK into recession. Mr Hunt insisted in an interview aired on Friday that the “only path to sustainable growth” is to bring down the high prices behind the cost-of-living […]

Asda set to announce £10bn merger with petrol stations group EG

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Asda is finalising a deal to buy its sister business EG Group’s UK and Irish petrol forecourts in a deal worth £3bn, allowing the supermarket to step up its shift into convenience retailing. The businesses are expected to formally announce a long-awaited tie-up in the next few days, which will create a […]

What does the future of remote working look like

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> It goes without saying that traditional office jobs are pretty much dead. College students nowadays do not have the same aspirations as Millennials or the generation that came before them because they grew up witnessing the evolution of work and the future is in remote work. But what does it mean and […]

Cryptocurrency Payment Methods in Online Casinos: Benefits and Considerations

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Crypto payment methods provide more advantages over traditional payment methods. Online gamblers are switching to crypto gambling to secure their privacy and get fast transactions. Popularity of Cryptocurrency Gambling While traditional payment methods are a group of good acquaintances, cryptocurrencies are gaining the title of the best payment method. With benefits from […]