Current Affairs

Retailers net World Cup windfall

England’s run to the last eight has generated £1.33 billion.

Business patience runs thin on Brexit

BCC lists key questions affecting businesses.

BCC downgrades economic growth forecast

‘Lacklustre outlook’ for consumer spending and business investment.

SMEs in Carillion supply chain could be left unpaid

Thousands of firms left uncertain of payment.

Interest rates climb to 0.5%

Bank of England raises interest rates for first time in more than a decade.

Inflation at highest rate since 2012

Food and transport prices cause inflation to rise to 3%.

Most SME owners believe business is booming

85% of business owners had viewed their start-up as a success.

Working carers seek further support

4 in 5 working carers leave work early to care for loved ones.

Gender pay gap widens for managers

The average male manager earns £11,606 a year more than their female counterparts.

Fraudsters turn to anti-scam messages

New generation of scam sites target vulnerable savers.

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