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UK inflation: how everyday items and services shot up in price
Price rises of many goods outstripped December’s 10.5% inflation rate with bread up 20.5%, electricity 65.4% and hotels 18.1%

Richard Partington

18, Jan, 2023 @2:42 PM

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Christmas and World Cup help UK retail sales rise in December
Total sales for the month increased by 6.9% compared with a year earlier despite cost of living crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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UK households spent £1.1bn more on groceries in December for fewer items
Spending higher than year earlier, with World Cup football pushing up beer sales

Sarah Butler

04, Jan, 2023 @9:43 AM

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UK retail spending falls in 2022 amid cost of living crisis
Barclaycard data shows number of transactions was up but high inflation led to smaller basket sizes

Larry Elliott Economics editor

30, Dec, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Hate that jumper? Here’s what to do with unwanted Christmas presents
The lowdown on donating or selling unloved items or returning them to the store

Jess Clark

30, Dec, 2022 @12:30 PM

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UK retailers see 50% rise in Boxing Day shoppers over last year’s figures
Better-than-expected numbers after 2021’s Covid-hit Christmas remain well below pre-pandemic levels

Sarah Butler

26, Dec, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Ah yes, exactly where I wanted my parcel – delivered to somebody else’s foot | Diane Morgan
I wouldn’t have been surprised to find this delivery company was running the country – it would explain a lot, says actor Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan

25, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Boxing Day sales: how UK shoppers can get the best deals
Top tips for saving, with many retailers expected to offer larger than normal discounts

Jess Clark

24, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Superdry secures £80m loan facility before January deadline
The fashion brand warns of ‘extremely challenging’ trading conditions in the UK leading up to Christmas

Sarah Butler

22, Dec, 2022 @4:33 PM

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UK high street faces post-Christmas ‘flurry of failure’
Lacklustre festive sales leaving retailers low on funds to cope when shoppers tighten belts in new year, analysts warn

Mark Sweney and Sarah Butler

16, Dec, 2022 @1:46 PM

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Selfridges boss Anne Pitcher: ‘The high street is a tragedy’
The doyenne of department stores may be departing for a rival soon, but she is confident that reinvention can keep physical shopping alive

Sarah Butler

13, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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High-street fashion needn’t be landfill fodder – if you choose your clothes well | Jess Cartner-Morley
Some of my most treasured pieces are inexpensive, and bought years ago from the likes of Topshop, says Jess Cartner-Morley

Jess Cartner-Morley

10, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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