Kingfisher, the UK do-it-yourself specialist, saw profits hold up and said the transformation of its business was on track when reporting its half-year results on Wednesday but added that it was cautious about its outlook for the second half of the year.
The average share of income that Britain's families spend on housing has trebled over the last 50 years, with young people having to make do with longer commutes and smaller rented accommodation, according to a new report.
Wetherspoons will be slashing their prices on food and drink today to the delight of pub-goers in Sheffield. The pub chain, which has hundreds of sites across the UK, has already become famous for its notoriously cheap food and drink.
Optimism among the UK's smaller companies has fallen to its lowest level since immediately after the referendum on EU membership in June last year, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.
Water customers had to make more than 2m calls to resolve problems last year as progress by companies on service “stalled”, figures show.