Norman Wallis on Southport’s Retail Renaissance
Tourism and attractions expert, Norman Wallis of Universal Rides, who has ambitious plans for his Southport Pleasureland park’s future, responded to the latest high street retail blow for the town by publicly revealing his plan to Southport grow and flourish.
Late payments bill to help SMEs like DM Steelworks
On 21 January, Lord Mendelsohn, a Labour peer, introduced a bill in the House of Lords which sought to prevent late payments. Under the bill’s proposals, a statutory limit of 30 days would be set for all invoices and firms would be banned from charging suppliers in exchange for prompt payment.
Greater connectivity to aid businesses like Dontyne Systems
Before being elected leader of the Conservative party, one of Boris Johnson’s key pledges was to “level up” broadband across the country, ensuring the entire UK had access to full fibre broadband by 2025. While the specific date of this plan was abandoned in October 2019, ministers have maintained that their aim is to roll out “gigabit-capable” speeds.
Reducing migrant salary cap could benefit firms like London Seamless Flat Roofing
One of Boris Johnson’s key election pledges, and therefore one of the main tasks of his government, was reforming the UK’s immigration system. To do this, alongside introducing a Global Talent visa and an “Australian-style points system”, the government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to provide advice and guidance on migrant salary thresholds.
Shared Earth’s ethical approach offers hope for struggling retail sector
The ailing retail sector was dealt another blow last year as total retail sales fell for the first time in 25 years. Already struggling with high business rates and the growing popularity of online retail, the sector is facing significant decline. One aspect of retail, however, is bucking this trend: ethical products.