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14 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

Business Rates and the High Street – a retail perspective

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The system in which the government currently allows business rates to work is outdated. Since the 1990s reports suggest that there has been a tax increase by 50% causing many high street retailers to “close up shop”. Retail is the largest private sector employer in the UK, employing approximately 3 million people.

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5 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

Pop-up retail: the how-to guide to the high street trend

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Stories about pop-up stores seem to… well, pop up nearly every day now. And no wonder: in the modern highly instagrammable world, pop-ups might just be perfectly positioned where ‘click’ meets ‘brick’ and therefore set to revive UK high streets.

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26 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

UK retailers reveal the biggest threats and opportunities for their future

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We have recently conducted the survey of 50 retail business decision-makers where we asked them about the biggest challenges they face, the relationship between online and bricks and mortar retail and the factors that may give brands the edge in the next five years.

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29 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

Is Mike Ashley the high street savior we have all been waiting for?

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Michael James Wallace Ashley, 54, is one of Britain’s best known business magnates and owner of Sports Direct, the UK’s largest sporting retailer by revenue and an expanding gym chain.

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8 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Retail & Leisure

Disaster for the retail industry, or is not all as it seems?

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As 2018 comes to an end, reports suggest that it’s not all doom and gloom in the retail industry.

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