BRC calls for clarity

"Shrouded in mystery" that is the conclusion of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) in response to an independent report it commissioned from Oxford University about how minimum wage increases are set.

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UK profits up 28% for Grafton


Official interim results for Grafton Group released this morning, show a strong performance over the past six months with an increase in turnover of 13%, in line with the trading statrement issued last month.

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Trailblazers – UPDATE


Our annual Trailblazers supplement, published every March, is the who’s who of the merchant industry. Click on the headline to check out the most recent financial performances from some of the featured merchants.

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UK cement industry cuts CO2

Carbon dioxide emissions from the UK cement industry were reduced by 29% between 1990 and 2006 according to the latest ‘Performance’ report published by the British Cement Association (BCA).

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