Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said: “With these changes local shops can open longer, ensuring more pleasant and safer shopping with less pressure on public transport. How long will be a matter of choice for the shopkeepers and at the discretion of the council, but I suggest we offer these hard-pressed entrepreneurs and businesses the greatest possible flexibility this festive season. … [Read more...] about Shops to be allowed trade around clock to recoup Covid losses, says Jenrick
A collapse into administration would make Arcadia the biggest corporate casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic and could spell the end of Green’s long retail career. The businessman is under pressure from MPs and unions to use his private fortune to plug the huge shortfall in his retail empire’s pension scheme. … [Read more...] about Mike Ashley offers Philip Green £50m loan as he plans Arcadia bid
The data does not cover independent stores, which researchers said were likely to have seen a resurgence as more people worked from home and shopped locally during the pandemic. The report found that among the chains, takeaways and coffee shops were among the fastest-growing types of high-street outlet. … [Read more...] about Record number of shops close with worse yet to come, warn analysts
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Nunn’s appointment came as a surprise to some City analysts, who had expected Lloyds to choose an internal candidate or someone who previously worked at the lender. However, Andrew Coombs, an equity analyst at Citi, said: “He has strong expertise in wealth and in digital, two areas which Lloyds has made a priority focus area.” … [Read more...] about Lloyds Banking Group names Charlie Nunn as chief executive