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“Freedom Day” and Retail

Posted on July 19, 2021 at 10:53 am

The 19th of July is being heralded as Freedom Day with all Covid-19 restrictions lifted in England.  But what does this mean for retail businesses?

With the Summer Holidays due to start shortly, retail is pinning its hopes on a solid season.

Sales are getting better than last summer, but they are still behind the pre-pandemic sales that retailers were seeing. There is still, however, uncertainty, with the biggest challenge being how much stock to order.

Usually, the summer holidays have a negative impact on sales due to people flying abroad.  This year with families opting for a UK staycation, retail companies are hoping that this year’s sales will show growth. All retailers agree that this summer will not see a return to the pre-pandemic sales, but it will help to boost sales that are so desperately needed.

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High Street Recovery News

Posted on February 28, 2021 at 11:08 am

It is being said that next month an announcement on a High Street COVID recovery fund will be announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak who wants to “get the tills ringing again” for high street businesses. It is being said that this grant scheme entails a total £5bn going into shops and pubs that could be worth up to £18,000 for a single business. Around 700,000 businesses will be eligible for this grant but many believe this amount just doesn’t go far enough.

The Institute of Public Policy Research has said this proposed amount is only worth about 2% of the value of the entire UK economy pre-pandemic. Because of this, some are suggesting a more robust amount of £190bn, which would be equivalent to 8.6% of the value of the UK economy, would deliver a much faster recovery and stimulate business investment back to its pre-pandemic level. It is felt this could be done without the risk of creating high UK inflation and also halve the number of job losses. That amount is quadruple, of the currently proposed amount of spend.

Many are still unsure if this proposed grant is an extension to the support already offered and set to expire at the end of March, or reinforcement, post-fiscal year end. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) have outlined areas for Rishi Sunak to focus on in next week’s budget announcement to help businesses post-lockdown, such as focusing on investment into key areas like jobs, skills and innovation. CBI represents 190,000 businesses of all sizes and warns that firms that are still in “emergency mode” are speaking out by saying any significant tax increase, in the short-term, will hold back recovery and repress investment and competitiveness.

Chancellor Sunak has expressed the strain on public finances, due to the pandemic and hopes to “level with people about the challenge” and states he remains committed to protecting the British people through this crisis.

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Electrical Goods for Early 2016

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

Available in many electrical shops around the UK are some new and fantastic electrical goods and products.

Laptops

With the improvements in laptop technology over the past years, laptops have become more easily attainable than ever. From as little as £100, a decent and reliable can be obtained for your business or personal use.

Headphones

A big advantage with headphones is that they allow you to discretely listen to what ever you want. This is great in shared living spaces as you wont disturb anyone else. It also allows you to block out music you don’t like by playing your own.

Speakers

Speakers have a big advantage in that its simply better to listen to music on speakers. The array and functionality of sound systems and subwoofers dwarfs that of headphones. Its hard for even the most expensive pair of headphones to compare to even a low-mid range set of PC speakers.

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Top Gear Moves To Amazon Prime

Posted on July 31, 2015 at 10:37 pm

No it’s not a top gear special in which the trio venture to the Amazon rain-forest. It’s been confirmed on the amazon website that the top gear team will be back in 2016. The show won’t be called top gear though, as the BBC owns the rights to the name.

This is great news for fans, but not so great for the BBC who axed Jeremy Clarkson after a dispute with a member of the production team.

In an interview with the shows long-term producer Andy Wilman, he said that:

“I can’t tell you how good it feels to get the chance to produce something from scratch,” he said. “We’re all really excited. No one telling us what we can and can’t do, just us hopefully producing great programmes. It feels really liberating.”

In a statement from Amazon, Clarkson said: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship.”

The show will be exclusive for Amazon prime users.

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Roller Garage Doors – Special Offers

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Among the variety of garage door options, Roller Shutter Garage Doors are a great solution for your property. Due to their efficiency of saving space, a lot of people buy these types of garage doors. When you open or close the door, the covering material gets wrapped around the upper pole. Hence, there is no extra hassle of arranging surplus space for easy folding and unfolding of the door. Generally metals such as iron, steel or aluminum are used. The reason behind their selection is their ease of molding in desired shape and pattern, which is not at all possible in case of wooden doors.

Roller Shutter Garage Doors – Online Discounts

Manual or fully automatic mode of operation can be preferred for this particular category of garage doors. Whether the roller is cylindrical, rectangular or any other; you can easily make the garage door roll over it. No extra force is required to operate these doors. Now a days, you can simply push a button and your door will automatically open up for easy parking. If in case any obstacle comes amid smooth closing or opening of the entry gates; the sensors attached within them automatically reverse the direction of operation. If you think that these curtain type garage doors will not be safe, then you are getting it wrong. Tight rubber sealing around the edges make these doorways highly protective and insulated. Whether it’s hot, cold, stormy, rainy or thundery outside; your garage interior will always remain dry and airy. Thus, apart from ensuring the safety aspect of your car, you can also prevent it from getting dirty due to the external atmosphere. You can find different desings and colors and great discounts online for Roller Shutter Garage Doors.

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