Net high-street closures rise to 1,234
A net number of 1,234 stores were closed on Britain’s leading 500 high streets in the first half of 2019 according to new figures published by PwC and the Local Data Company.
Work and Pensions secretary Amber Rudd quits
Secretary for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd has resigned from the Cabinet and relinquished the Conservative whip in opposition to the government’s Brexit strategy and the expulsion of 21 rebel MPs.
Transport secretary announces HS2 review
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has said that an independent review into the high-speed rail link HS2 will be launched, with a decision to be made on the future of the project by the end of the year.