Brewdog’s solid gold beer can ad misleading, ASA says

A Brewdog promotion which said customers could win “solid gold” beer cans was misleading, the advertising watchdog has found. The Scottish brewer offered shoppers the chance to find a gold can hidden in cases sold from its online store. But some winners complained to the Advertising Standards Authority after they discovered the cans were […]

Fears over the future of free debt advice

There is growing concern that free, face-to-face advice which helps hundreds of thousands out of debt each year could be cut. New contracts from the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), which funds most free debt advice in England, will see more money spent on help given over the phone or online. Debt advisors says […]

Inflation likely to hit 5%, warns Bank of England chief economist

The Bank of England’s new chief economist has warned that UK inflation is likely to hit or surpass 5% by early next year. Huw Pill told the Financial Times that the Bank would have a “live” decision to make at its next interest rate-setting meeting on 4 November. It follows recent comments from Bank […]

Secrets of Success: Sean McMenemy, founder and MD of Ark Wildlife

Lockdown saw the country’s appreciation of nature and wildlife increase. As one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of garden wildlife products this trend shows no sign of stopping … Sean began Ark Wildlife 16 years ago when he found problems with the bird food market’s quality and service. His company has continued to […]

Secrets of Success: Sean McMenemy, founder and MD of Ark Wildlife

Lockdown saw the country’s appreciation of nature and wildlife increase. As one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of garden wildlife products this trend shows no sign of stopping … Sean began Ark Wildlife 16 years ago when he found problems with the bird food market’s quality and service. His company has continued to […]

Could VDI be the answer for your business? Keith Ali, MD at Creative ITC discusses it

As working from home is more commonplace, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is fast becoming a consideration for businesses. VDI essentially hosts entire desktop environments on a centralised server and deploys them to end-users on request. It can answer questions of security, management and much more. Drawing on years of experience deploying remote working technologies […]

UK seals deal to end Digital Services Tax and transition to global system

The UK has agreed to scrap its Digital Services Tax on online giants like Amazon in a move that will stop Joe Biden slapping tariffs on British goods. An agreement was struck with the EU and US yesterday on how to transition from the Digital Services Tax to a new global system agreed by […]

Fall in retail sales suggests faltering economic recovery

Retail sales fell unexpectedly last month in another sign that Britain’s economic recovery is slowing, official figures show. Sales dropped by 0.2 per cent in September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This was worse than the 0.5 per cent rise forecast by economists. Despite the fall, retail sales are still 4.2 […]

Higher shop prices loom says boss of Unilever

The boss of one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies has warned shoppers that they are facing a “once-in-two-decade” environment of rising prices across almost every household product category. Unilever, the FTSE 100 maker of Dove soap, Magnum ice creams and Lynx deodorant, said it had been offsetting huge inflationary pressures by pushing […]

5 Benefits of Using PayPal for Your Business

Have you been considering introducing PayPal as a payment method for your business? While you have probably heard of the many benefits that PayPal comes with as a consumer, you are wondering what’s in it for you as a small to medium-sized business? Before we analyse why PayPal is a great option for your […]