Archive for the ‘UK Business News’ category

The proposed National War Memorial in Dover

Click above to watch our film about the proposed National War Memorial in Dover. The forthcoming centenary of the commencement of the two world wars provides a timely opportunity to readdress and reaffirm the memorialisation of the personal sacrifice made by millions in the defence of the British Isles during the course of the two […]

Youth unemployment at a record high

Data released by the Office for National Statistics show the ILO rate of unemployment in the UK standing at 8.1% for the three months to August, up 0.4 percentage points on the quarter – an increase of 114,000 individuals out of work. The number of unemployed people now stands at its highest rate since the […]

Expect A Flurry Of Policy Announcements After Today’s Unemployment Numbers

Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this morning showed the ILO rate of unemployment in the UK stood at 7.9% for the three months to July, up 0.3 percentage points on the quarter and the largest quarterly increase in unemployment since the three months to August 2009, when the UK was still […]

Do People Take The Back Of A Bus To Bed?

They may not, at first glance, seem as exciting as bus advertising, TV and radio ads, posters or coffee cup sleeves but bookmarks are powerful campaign tools. The reason is quite simple. People are more likely to take a book to bed. Reading books at home is the fifth most popular pastime ahead of gardening […]

Credit Crunch Cupids: £8 Billion Spending Cutback On Partners

Brits are cutting back the money they spend on their partner to the tune of £8 billion a year because of the rising costs of living and financial concerns, according to new research from Santander Credit Cards. The findings reveal that people in relationships are reducing the amount they spend on their partner by an […]

Three Out Of Ten Households Workless In Some Areas

In 2010, there were three areas across the UK where more than three out of every 10 households had no-one in work, according to new sub-regional data on working and workless households published today by ONS. These were: * Liverpool (31.9 per cent); * Nottingham (31.6 per cent) and * Glasgow City (30.7 per cent). […]

Nearly half of Internet users have accessed the Internet via a mobile phone

Nearly half (45 per cent) of Internet users accessed the Internet via a mobile phone in 2011, according to new data released today by ONS. The information, which comes from the ONS opinions survey, shows that 71 per cent of 16-24 year old Internet users accessed the Internet via a mobile, the highest of any […]

Grandparents Now Able To Protect Grandchildren’s Health

Grandparents can now help protect the health of their grandchildren by purchasing insurance specially designed and tailored to children and their more common ailments. The move by Aviva to allow grandparents to take out specialist health insurance for their grandchildren comes following evidence of the increased role they are taking in the lives and care […]

Successful Selling 2011 Line-Up Announced

The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM) has announced the line up for its annual conference, Successful Selling. The conference, which takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 20th October, will feature Michael Portillo as headline speaker. The former Conservative MP and Cabinet Minister, Michael Portillo, will be delivering a speech on ‘The […]

High Street Stores Under Ever More Pressure From Internet Retailers

Data released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics showed that UK retail sales growth remained weak during June. Including fuel, sales volumes increased by 0.4% year on year in June, while excluding automotive fuel, volumes increased by just 0.2%. This marginal uptick is not enough to compensate for the slump last month, leaving sales […]