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Small business confidence falls to lowest level for eight years

Small business confidence has fallen to -9.9, the lowest level since 2011, according to the latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index. The data revealed that 67% of small firms...

Jan 25, 2019 | Retail

Ofcom issues latest Second Class stamp price review

Mails regulator Ofcom today (17 January) issued its latest review of Second Class stamp safeguard caps. Back in March 2012, Ofcom imposed a price cap on Second Class standard letters. The cap was set...

Jan 18, 2019 | Retail

Consumers aim to cut spending in 2019, new study reveals

Consumers are planning to spend less on sweet treats and premium toiletries this year, according to new research from payment services firm Paymentsense. The study reveals that 56% of UK consumers ar...

Jan 17, 2019 | Retail

Your chance to be a NFSP Non-Executive Director

Regional elections for Non-Executive Directors are to be held in the following four regions: North Thames and East Anglia, North East, Wales/Cymru, and Scotland. The terms of office will be three year...

Jan 16, 2019 | NFSP

Spend in c-stores on the up as 2018 ended

Consumers spent an average of £7.05 at convenience stores in December, 10.5% more than during the rest of the year, according to new figures from an independent researcher. However, The Retail...

Jan 16, 2019 | Retail

Government outlines plan to raise plastic bag charge to 10p and extend to small shops

The government is planning to extend the charge on plastic carrier bags to all stores. Under proposals unveiled over the Christmas period, the current 5p charge will be extended to all retailers and...

Jan 16, 2019 | Retail

The UK a long way from being a cashless society, new report finds

The UK is not ready to go cashless, according to the findings of the independent Access to Cash review, which has published its interim report today (19 December). The report found that over the last...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Self-service becoming increasingly popular with PO customers, report finds

New research by consumer watchdog Citizens Advice shows people has found that self-service kiosks (SSKs) in post offices are "easy to use and they can significantly speed up service". &lsqu...

Dec 20, 2018 | Post Office

Welsh shops hail business rates relief extension

Welcome for Wales rates relief extension Retailers have welcomed confirmation from the Welsh government that it will extend its high-street rates relief scheme for 2019-2020. Eligible businesses wil...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Small Business Saturday 2018 "best ever"

An estimated £812m was spent in small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an 8% increase on last year, according to research commissioned by principal supporter American Express...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail

Shoppers to splash out on Christmas food and drink despite Brexit uncertainty

Consumers plan to spend more on food and drink this Christmas, according to a new trading analysis from consulting giant PwC. The research shows that shoppers will spend less on presents this year, e...

Dec 20, 2018 | Retail