All posts from January 2014

The end of days are coming for zombie businesses

The governor Mark Carney is still maintaining that the base rate is unlikely to rise anytime soon (previous predictions were 2015/16), despite the sharp drop in UK unemployment last week. In the same week however, the Bank said it would no longer use employment as the sole indicator for rate setting, but rather a wider […]


Retail Recovery?

Good news for retailers? Data from The Local Data Company suggests that vacancies in town centre retail units fell to 13.9% in December from 14% in November. A two tenths of one percentage point drop may not seem wildly optimistic but importantly this is the first time since July 2010 that the figure has been […]