Online shopping

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Amazon’s UK tax bill could rise by £29m amid business rates overhaul
Hikes set to hit warehouses and online retailers hardest in 2023 as UK government addresses ‘brick v clicks’ tax gap

Guardian staff and agency

28, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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‘It’s discrimination’: millions of Britons frozen out in the digital age
From banking to shopping and parking, consumers without access to tech are left frustrated

Miles Brignall

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Made.com: symbol of the pandemic punt that popped post-Covid
Founders, early backers and banks won big in the craze for buying online retailers but investors at THG, Deliveroo and Virgin Wines lost out

Sarah Butler

24, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Made.com’s unsecured creditors and suppliers to get under 2% of £187m owed
Furniture customers, Thurrock and Islington councils, Facebook and Google among those losing out after retailer’s collapse

Sarah Butler

23, Nov, 2022 @12:36 PM

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Black Friday: check deal is really a bargain, UK shoppers are told
With sales predicted to be £500m above last year’s total, consumers are warned not to fall for the hype

Jess Clark

21, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Made.com enters administration, with 320 more jobs to be lost
Customers anxiously await orders as Next buys online furniture brand, domain names and intellectual property

Joanna Partridge and Sarah Butler

09, Nov, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Retail sales fall in Great Britain as shoppers rein in food spending
Decline of 1.4% in September is first month that volumes have dropped below pre-pandemic levels

Mark Sweney

21, Oct, 2022 @7:56 AM

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Asos to write off stock and cut costs as shoppers rein in spending on fashion
Online retailer reports disappointing sales growth and £32m pre-tax losses as it agrees £650m banking facility

Sarah Butler

19, Oct, 2022 @7:48 AM

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Boohoo issues profit and sales warning as market value slumps 87% in year
Cost of living crisis blamed for fast-fashion brand’s performance, with 10% fall in total revenues in first half

Mark Sweney

28, Sep, 2022 @9:59 AM

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Mum finds it hard ordering food due to M&S Bank’s fraud checks
My mother was getting the hang of online shopping when the site introduced this extra step

Zoe Wood

26, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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How green is your delivery? Concerns over air pollution impact of new shopping habits
Should schools and vulnerable communities be protected from health hazards associated with warehouses?

Gary Fuller

23, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Ebay removes listings for Queen’s lying in state wristbands selling for up to £70k
Dozens of coloured bands given to people joining queue were being offered as memorabilia for up to £70k online

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

17, Sep, 2022 @4:56 PM

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