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UK retail sales suffer quarterly slump

Retail sales in the UK have dropped by 1.4 per cent over the first three months of the year.

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Brits subdued over housing market outlook

Britons' expectations for house prices for the coming year remain subdued following last year's Brexit vote, a survey from mortgage lender Halifax showed.

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Jobs at risk in Debenhams restructure

Debenhams has set out plans to restructure their business in a move that could see store closures and job cuts.

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Marks & Spencer to close six British stores

British retailer Marks & Spencer said on Thursday it planned to close six stores as part of a review of its UK estate that was first detailed last year.

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Broadband providers criticised over customer service

The UK’s biggest broadband providers are still disappointing on customer service, speed and reliability, according to a Which? customer satisfaction survey.

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Inflation eats into British household budgets

Inflation ate further into the budgets of British households last month, according to a survey of consumers.

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Burberry sales growth slows

Burberry reported a slowdown in its fourth-quarter sales growth, as tough conditions in the US weighed on an "exceptional" performance in its home market.

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Mascara ad pulled for being misleading

A TV advert for a Rimmel mascara featuring Cara Delevingne has been banned for misleading viewers by using lash inserts.

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FCA says EU access vital for healthy competition

Access to European Union markets and people after Britain leaves the bloc is essential for maintaining healthy competition in financial services.

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H&M sales rise 6% in March

H&M has reported a 6 percent increase March sales, compared with a fall of 1% in February and 8% in March 2016.

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Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars

Apple has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, fuelling speculation that it is working on self-driving car technology.

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Workload driving teachers out of profession

A recent NUT survey of more than 3,000 young teachers has found that almost half are considering leaving the profession as a result of an excessive workload.

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Labour plans to end bank closure "epidemic"

Labour has announced that its next government will introduce changes to banking law to prevent banks from closing high-street branches.

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Further strike action to take place on Arriva Rail North

Arriva Rail North will go on strike later this month in a guards safety dispute after the Union said the company failed to offer progress in talks.

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Virgin East Coast staff to strike

The RMT Union has confirmed strike action on Virgin East Coast over the threat to guards, stations and travel centre roles.

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UK price rises are outstripping wage increases

Latest figures in the UK show that price rises are now outstripping wage growth.

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Travel business helps WH Smith profits

Profits are up at WH Smith having increased by 3.75% over the past six months.

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Tesco announces fall in profits

Tesco has announced a fall in full pre-tax profits for the past year.

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Broadband firms told to do more for existing customers

​People on the cheapest deals are hit with an average price rise of £113 once their deal ends with many unaware they face an increase.

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First male editor of British Vogue

British Vogue has appointed Edward Enninful as its new editor-in-chief, making him the first male editor in the publication's 100-year history.

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Regulators investigate Barclays CEO

British regulators are investigating Barclays (BARC.L) Chief Executive Jes Staley and the bank itself over the handling of a whistleblowing incident.

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