UK retail sales posted a 1.4% rise in February from the previous month, but there are signs that higher fuel prices have begun to hit shoppers' pockets.
Jones Bootmaker is expected to call in administrators on Friday in a move that will put more than 1,100 jobs at risk. The shoe retailer, which employs 1,145 people, has nearly 100 stores and a handful of concessions in department stores.
Two separate reports for the government have raised the possibility that millions of people may have to work longer to qualify for a state pension.
A man uses a smartphone in New York City, in this picture taken November 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar. By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON.
Shareholders in Crest Nicholson, one of the largest housebuilders in Britain, have voted against a pay deal for the company's directors because of concerns that the performance targets were too easy.