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Evidence of difficult trading for businesses increases

Evidence of difficult trading for businesses increases

Whitbread has reported UK like-for-like sales fell 3.7% in its first quarter “due to weak trading conditions”. Like-for-like UK accommodation sales were down 4.6% while UK food and beverage like-for-likes fell 2.1%. Total UK sales were down 1.1%, with accommodation sales falling 1.5% and food and beverage 0.4%. UK and international sales fell 1.0%, with […]

Funding Announced to Support Rural Community Businesses

Funding Announced to Support Rural Community Businesses

In a recent press release, Plunkett Foundation have announced that they’re delighted to have been awarded a grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund to provide much needed support and training to the UK rural community business sector. the Plunkett Foundation reported that when rural communities lose essential services, such as their local shop or pub, […]