House price growth accelerated last month to the highest level in almost six years but market activity is at risk of slowing sharply. Annual prices rose 6.5 per cent in November to an average £229,721, a pick-up on the 5.8 per cent growth in October. Month-on-month prices rose 0.9 per cent, from 0.8 per cent in October. Despite rising unemployment ...

Following the announcement by the UK government of new funding rules for agriculture to replace the EU’s CAP following Brexit small tenant farmers and the beef and sheep sectors are set to suffer. That’s the opinion of Sarah Dodds, Head of Agriculture at MHA MacIntyre Hudson. Dodds goes onto say: The government’s new Environment Land Management (ELM) system has been ...

Ted Baker, Phase Eight, Mint Velvet, Jigsaw, Reiss, Hobbs and Paperchase are among 17 brands already participating in the #SaveShops campaign led by unified commerce specialist OneStock. It aims to increase awareness of in-store services that support a safer shopping experience for customers while helping to safeguard millions of retail jobs throughout the Christmas period. The hashtag #SaveShops guides consumers to a new online hub, saveshops.co.uk, where they can find a list of UK brands offering options such as click and collect, ...

Twenty two awe-inspiring women from across the UK have today been revealed as 2020 finalists in the NatWest everywoman Awards. They include environmental and sustainability disrupters, technology innovators and visionaries who risked everything to build their businesses from scratch.  All are united in one common purpose – to leave the world a better place than they found it. Now in their ...

Boris Johnson is heading for a COVID showdown with rebel Tory MPs, despite being assured of victory in a Commons vote after Sir Keir Starmer said Labour will abstain. Around 50 Conservative MPs are predicted to come out against the government in a vote to approve the tier system of COVID curbs in England, in which 99% of the population ...

Shops will be given permission to trade around the clock as the high street tries to recoup some of the losses it has suffered during the pandemic, a UK cabinet minister has said. Retailers normally have to go through a lengthy process to apply to local authorities under the Town and Country Planning Act if they wish to extend hours ...

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has collapsed into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk as the retail tycoon’s high street career ends in failure. The owner of household names including Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Burton appointed administrators from Deloitte on Monday. No immediate redundancies were made as a result of the appointment and the group’s stores ...

Mortgage approvals rose at their fastest rate in more than 13 years in October as the housing market powered on, fuelled by a cut to stamp duty, figures from the Bank of England show. Approvals for house purchases beat expectations to reach 97,532, up 5.9 per cent on the previous month and 51 per cent on a year earlier, according ...

The entire world has been affected by the Corona virus, who has now been a part of our lives for almost 9 months, and unfortunately, has no plans of ending anytime soon. It is not just our personal lives who has had to cope with the virus, but also multiple businesses, who are now strongly to survive. Easy to profit ...

Pubs, bars and restaurants in Wales will be banned from selling alcohol and forced to shut early, as the Welsh first minister said Covid was spreading “incredibly quickly” across the country and that the gains made during its “firebreak” lockdown were being eroded. Mark Drakeford said that unless strict new rules were brought in now, there could be as many ...