Everyone looks forward to Christmas (e.g. Payment Card Processors) but maybe not the New Year (e.g. Market Stallholders).
The Dept. of Transport had lost control of the HS2 programme and the spiralling costs – £30 billion, then £40 billion.
So can you park your van close to your stall – and as importantly can your Customers park near the Market?
Uncertainty ended on 8th May when Council leader Peter Rankin and Jonathan Owen gave Traders a thumbs-up for the future.
Retailing is tough and everyone is toughening-up – even the John Lewis Partnership, much-admired owners of Waitrose.
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.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to scrap Sunday trading restrictions during the Olympics.
The Government was quick to implement one of Mary Portas key recommendations – establishing pilot ‘Town Team’ schemes.
How was your Christmas trading? Good I hope – despite the light fingers looking for a little something extra.