Brexit viewed purely in economic term

The EU has certainly brought benefits to the UK. However, these benefits have come at a cost and this cost has been distributed unevenly across the UK. By cost, I don’t mean the annual contribution that we make but more the hidden costs associated with membership. In joining we have had to accept the demise …

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Retail sales for the four week period covering 29 July 2018 to 25 August 2018.

The ONS has reported on retail sales for the four week period covering 29 July 2018 to 25 August 2018. In August 2018, the quantity bought increased by 0.3% when compared with the previous month, with increases across all sectors except food, clothing, and petrol. The month-on-month growth rate in the quantity bought in food stores …

High street spending dips in the UK after two months of expansion

The rise in hotels and restaurants is more than offset by falls elsewhere, says Visa Spending in the shops fell in July according to Visa, in another blow for Britain’s struggling high streets. The credit card company, which accounts for £1 in every £3 spent in the UK, said that despite hopes that the heatwave …

Household debt in UK ‘worse than at any time on record’

British household finances among most indebted in major western countries, ONS says British households spent around £900 more on average than they received in income during 2017, pushing their finances into deficit for the first time since the credit boom of the 1980s. The Office for National Statistics said the shortfall amounted to nearly £25bn …

Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR)

Supply chain integration (or synchronisation) is to a large extent still only a promise, despite many considerable efforts by organisations and their customers and suppliers. Lack of visibility of true consumer demand and collaborative relationships based upon joint decision making remain significant barriers to the goal of supply chain integration. Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment …