1p and 2p coins could be scrapped thanks to a rise in electronic payments

The penny could become a thing of the past, thanks to the rise in contactless and digital payments. Phillip Hammond has told of his controversial plans to get rid of the 1p and 2p coins, as well as the £50 note, in the Autumn budget. This comes … [Read more...]

Discounted Winter clothes boosts Scotland’s February retail sales

Winter sale shoppers purchasing outdoor clothing helped to boost sales figures in Scotland this February, a report has revealed. There was also an increase in food sales, with purchases of both groceries and drinks going up, which is partly linked … [Read more...]

New rights for 0 hour workers in Britain

New government reforms will give greater rights to the millions of zero hour and agency workers across Britain. The changes come as a response to last year’s Taylor Review into working practices. Business Secretary Greg Clark has said that the … [Read more...]

UK factories enjoy best week for new orders since 1988

British factories received more orders this month than any other in the last three decades, according to an industry survey. The report from the Confederation of British industry adds to growing evidence that the fall in the value of the pound since … [Read more...]

UK Economy Boosted by Scotch Whisky

Scotch whisky contributes to the UK economy nearly £5bn a year. The figures were announced after The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said that more than 40,000 jobs were supported by the industry across the UK, including 7,000 in rural areas. … [Read more...]

Budget 2016: Chancellor Signalled his “Commitment to Edinburgh” said City Leader Andrew Burns today

Maria Gran Chancellor George Osborne has signalled his "commitment to Edinburgh" in his spring budget, City leader Andrew Burns said today. Speaking the day after the Chancellor backed proposed funding for the Edinburgh and South-East … [Read more...]