The Kipper Season

November 2013 by Jonathan Owen

Everyone looks forward to Christmas (e.g. Payment Card Processors) but maybe not the New Year (e.g. Market Stallholders).

Hitting the Buffers

September 2013 by Jonathan Owen

The Dept. of Transport had lost control of the HS2 programme and the spiralling costs – £30 billion, then £40 billion.

Free Parking – or not

August 2013 by Jonathan Owen

So can you park your van close to your stall – and as importantly can your Customers park near the Market?

Mean and Green

April 2013 by Jonathan Owen

Retailing is tough and everyone is toughening-up – even the John Lewis Partnership, much-admired owners of Waitrose.

It’s not our fault, Governor

September 2012 by Jonathan Owen

After July’s unwelcome hike in inflation the Bank of England relaxed a bit in August as the inflation rate slid back a point or so.

Make my (Sun)day

March 2012 by Jonathan Owen

Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to scrap Sunday trading restrictions during the Olympics.

Scary Mary

February 2012 by Jonathan Owen

The Government was quick to implement one of Mary Portas key recommendations – establishing pilot ‘Town Team’ schemes.