Selfridges has launched garden centres at its stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham stores, capitalising on the gardening boom that accelerated during the pandemic. The retailer said the new centres feature its own-label compost and an exclusive themed clothing range from Prada, and form part of a creative theme for the year called Good Nature. Selfridges said it was launching ...

National Rail has announced plans for new season tickets designed specifically for part-time commuters. This change in the private sector for the masses of commuters in London comes at the same time as MP considerations for legislative changes in rights to work from home making hybrid structures the ‘default norm’. Given this, flexible structures and hybrid working are objectively ...

The cost of the HS2 high-speed railway line has risen by another £1.7 billion over the past year as the pandemic and social distancing measures forced delays and reduced productivity on Britain’s biggest infrastructure project. The costs associated with the first phase of the high-speed link between London and Birmingham have increased by as much as £800 million. That ...

For many, adding coworkers on social media platforms can be a complicated situation; with the average person spending 145 minutes a day on social network sites, our virtual and professional lives are bound to overlap at some point. With some recruitment agencies and HR specialists advising against adding colleagues on social media while others encourage it, Instant Offices have ...

McDonald’s is to recruit 20,000 workers and open 50 new restaurants in the UK and Ireland. The fast food chain plans to employ additional staff and set up new franchises over the next 12 months. The firm said the additions were not replacing jobs lost throughout the pandemic but were being driven by an expansion drive, and in anticipation ...

Scaling your business, whilst maintaining efficiency, is possibly one of the hardest things to do in performance advertising. The reason for that is down to the way the platforms are set up. There are two traditional scaling methods – horizontal scaling and vertical scaling Vertical scaling Vertical scaling increases the daily spend on each of the ads. As an ...

Commercial property owners are exploring legal action against the government after ministers extended the moratorium on evictions until March, leaving £6 billion of rent arrears unpaid. Last week, Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, said that binding arbitration would be put in place if landlords and tenants could not come to an agreement over unpaid rent. Melanie Leech, chief executive ...

The UK’s economic recovery accelerated in May as tourism and recreation firms reopened, but the delay in ending Covid-19 restrictions is putting hospitality firms at risk, research shows. Eleven out of 14 UK sectors reported faster growth in output month on month in May, up from nine in April, according to the Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker, as the ...

Britain remains the most attractive destination in Europe for financial services despite losing some activity to the Continent as a result of Brexit, analysis by EY has found. Foreign companies invested in 56 financial services projects in the UK last year, 43 fewer than 2019 but still seven more than France, the second most popular location. Britain also accounted ...

Are you thinking of moving your business in a new direction? Are you stuck between selling it, having a merger, or keeping it as it is? This guide will help you to make the right decision. Negotiations around these kinds of things are often complex, and you’ll spend a lot of back and forth on the price, financial affairs, and ...

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