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The BRC urges George Osborne to rescue retailers Monday, 12th November 2012
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) today submitted papers to Chancellor George Osborne that warn of “stubbornly weak” consumer confident, “flat” sales on the high street and that business rates are rising “rapidly”.
Visa and MasterCard both see profits rise with increased card use Thursday, 1st November 2012
The world’s largest credit and debit card networks each reported an increase in profits thanks to a rise in consumer spending and card use worldwide. According to Visa, the biggest global network operator for credit and debit cards, payments after adjustments to currency exchange rates grew 6 per cent in the three months to September compared with a year before.
Consumer morale lowest for six months, according to survey Wednesday, 31st October 2012
Consumer confidence dropped to its lowest point for six months in October, according to a survey by GfK NOP.