Would England World Cup win boost the UK’s flagging economy?

Would an England World Cup win boost British business? Here’s how the French, Spanish, German and Italian economies responded to their victories Data shows consumer confidence is boosted by home World Cup wins  UK consumer confidence remained around historic lows in November But victory in Qatar could lift consumers and provide a boon to UK … Read more

Kwarteng’s mini-Budget was ‘divorced from reality’, says Aviva boss

Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget was ‘divorced from reality’, says boss of insurance giant Aviva By John-Paul Ford Rojas For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 GMT, 8 December 2022 | Updated: 22:07 GMT, 8 December 2022 The chief executive of insurance giant Aviva has described Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget as ‘divorced from reality’. Amanda Blanc’s comments made at … Read more

Hipgnosis boss laments declining share price

Income from music streaming at a bargain price? Hipgnosis boss laments declining share price as songs trust discount widens to nearly 50% Hipgnosis’ share price has plummeted 35% year-to-date  Its shares are now trading at a 47% discount to operative NAV of 149.82p  Revenue from royalties was up 4.2 per cent in the 6 months … Read more

Moonpig lowers revenue guidance following Royal Mail strikes

Moonpig shares plunge after greeting cards group slashes revenue guidance as Royal Mail strikes hamper deliveries Moonpig now expects to post around £320m in revenue this financial year Further strikes by Royal Mail employees are expected on six days in December Hargreaves Lansdown analyst: ‘Ultimately, the market is nervous about Moonpig’ By Harry Wise For … Read more

Sainsbury’s £50m push to keep prices down, with 30% for Christmas food

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s says it will set aside another £50m to keep prices down – with 30% earmarked for cutting Christmas food costs Over £15m of the extra spending will ensure some festive delicacies stay cheap  The UK’s inflation rate hit a record 11.1% in October, the highest level in 41 years Sainsbury is keeping … Read more

Summer holiday bookings are surging

Summer holiday bookings are surging: Sales of 2023 breaks are running almost a quarter ahead of pre-pandemic By Luke Barr, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 3 December 2022 | Updated: 14:49 GMT, 4 December 2022 Holiday firms are reporting a leap in the number of sun-starved Britons hatching plans for next year.  Sales … Read more

Loungers sees thriving sales as it plots new Little Chef-style diners

Restaurant group Loungers reports thriving sales as it gears up to launch a new British roadside diner brand – reviving the spirit of the Little Chef The hospitality firm scored revenue of £122.3m in the 24 weeks to early October  Eleven new sites were launched by the business during the reporting period Loungers’ founding chairman … Read more

Retirement app PensionBee successfully attains over £3bn of managed assets

PensionBee assets surpass £3bn as post IPO growth continues – but retirement app has still not achieved profitability PensionBee looked after around £1.65bn of assets when it initially listed last year The company was founded by friends Romi Savova and Jonathan Lister Parsons People can use the service to consolidate their pension plans into a single … Read more