Archive for the ‘UK Business News’ category

London Stock Exchange Group’s £300 Million Retail Bond

Strong demand for Group’s first retail bond Offer size of £300 million, the largest corporate bond to be issued through ORB to date Offer period closed six days early Bonds to be traded on ORB London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG” or the “Group”) has announced that the offer period for its 9 year sterling […]

£20 Million Boost For Thames Gateway Business

Businesses in the Thames Gateway are set to receive a £20 million boost in a new package of funding to support new investment and new jobs across North Kent and Thurrock. Ministers announced today that TIGER – Thames Gateway Innovation, Growth and Enterprise – is one of 130 schemes nationally to receive money from the […]

Retail Sales Growth Suggests UK Escaped Recession In Q3

This week’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed that sales volumes in September were 2.5% higher than last year. The value of sales increased by 3.2% compared to the same month last year, representing a continuation of increasing year-on-year retail sales since August 2011. We now have a full three months’ worth of retail […]

Nearly half of ‘Generation i’ Brits can’t ‘switch off’ on holiday

47% of 18 to 34 year olds will take their laptop on holiday this year but nearly 1 in 5 won’t have travel insurance New research from comparison site Gocompare.com has revealed that nearly half of younger Brits aged 18 to 34 can’t bear being out of contact with work and friends when they go […]

Kent Inventor’s World Changing System Being Shipped To Kenya

Kent Science Park-based company Boundless Horizons will shortly be sending their revolutionary Solar Grow 1 (SG1) system out to Kenya to improve food production and supply in Eldoret, a town in the west of the country. The system will be a vital part of development work being carried out in the area by international development […]

Partnership support for the Armed Forces Community

Royal British Legion Industries and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council have formalised plans to work together to support Armed Forces Communities across the Borough with the signing of a Community Covenant. The local Covenant reflects the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant published in May 2011. This recognises the moral obligation that the nation has […]

High Oil And Commodity Prices Mean Inflation May Stay Above 2.5% All Year

New Cebr forecasts released today indicate that increases in oil and commodity prices – reflecting the impact of quantitative easing in the US and Eurozone – mean that the inflation forecast for this year has been revised sharply upwards from 1.7% for Q4 2012 to 2.7% for that quarter. This new forecast means that inflation […]

IKEA Is UK’s Favourite Retailer

A poll of over 6,000 consumers, carried out by Verdict Research, reveals that Swedish furniture specialist IKEA is the nation’s favourite retailer. IKEA’s win demonstrates the importance of fulfilling consumer needs each time they visit your store or website with the right product mix. The retailer knows its consumers well and meets their needs consistently. […]

BT Delivers UK Business Fibre Broadband First

BT Business today announced it has completed the UK’s first Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) installation to multiple office units at Acorn House in Milton Keynes. The super-fast FTTP broadband service, which is capable of delivering download speeds of up to 100Mbps and up to 15Mbps upload speeds, allows users to reduce costs and drive […]

Trading Abroad Will Help Boost UK Business

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to take advantage of the opportunities available to them to get trading and look at potential new markets abroad. Speaking to business leaders in Cambridge at the Going Global: Helping small businesses trade abroad conference today – Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk encouraged entrepreneurs to […]