Tag: High

High Street hopefuls: The people opening new shops

Image caption Jessica Stewart, Anna Strzelecki and Sophia Sutton-Jones are hoping to make it on the High Street It’s just before nine in the morning in the well-heeled north London suburb of Highgate. The area boasts A-list movie stars, Nobel laureates, some of the nicest views in London and in a few minutes’ time Jessica Stewart will officially open the… Read more →

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 in England aims for high impact

Image copyright Chris Hyde/Getty Images Next year’s sporting calendar is shaping up to be a crowded one, with the staging of the delayed 2020 Olympic Games and European football championships, but one major event being held in England believes it can cut through the clutter. Organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup believe their tournament is unique – with… Read more →

Coronavirus: Wrexham’s High Street set for social distancing makeover

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Crowded high streets will make way for social distancing measures to help the local economy recover. Wrexham’s High Street could be transformed in a bid to help businesses recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Measures designed to create more space on one of the town’s main streets, have been set out by… Read more →

Will Rishi Sunak cut shop prices to boost the High Street?

Image copyright Reuters “Timely, temporary and targeted” was the advice given to the Treasury Select Committee on stimulating the economy by the former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers in the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. These words found their way into the pre-Budget documents to describe the immediate 13-month VAT cut from 17.5% to 15% announced by then Chancellor… Read more →

UK borrowing at record high as virus cost soars in April

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The furlough scheme means the government is paying the wages of more than 6.3 million people The government borrowed £62.1bn in April, the highest monthly figure on record, according to official figures. It underlines the cost of coping with the coronavirus pandemic through jobs schemes and loans, and is double the forecast of many… Read more →