18th January 2019

Can pubs stand many more Dry Januarys?

Image copyright Rocket Leisure/ Graham Turner Image caption The Old Street Records bar in Shoreditch “As a small independent bar group, we do feel a hit at the start of the year,” says Tom Jackman,…





Amazon issues no-deal advice to UK sellers

Image copyright Getty Images British businesses trading on Amazon have been advised to prepare for a no-deal Brexit to ensure they can continue selling to customers in the EU. The online retail giant has informed…





Reality Check: Has immigration hit wages?

The claim: Immigration has held down wages in the UK. Reality Check verdict: Current research suggests there was a small, negative impact on the wages of low-skilled workers, which was outweighed by other factors such…


Black Friday steals Christmas shoppers

Image copyright Getty Images UK retail sales fell by more than expected in December after consumers brought forward their Christmas shopping to November, the Office for National Statistics has said. Sales volumes fell by 0.9%,…