UK retail sales were 1.4% up on January, the ONS said. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images. Retail industry. UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise.
Labour has re-affirmed its pledge to keep it through the next parliament, despite a government-commissioned report on the future of the state pension today calling for it to be scrapped.
High street chain Next is set to hit shoppers with a second price hike - as profits plunged. The fashion and homewares giant warned prices would rise at least 4% on it autumn and winter ranges, on top of a 4% increase earlier this year.
A man walks past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on which is displayed a banner celebrating the 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, in Brussels, Belgium March 20, 2017.
Budget shoe retailer Brantano has gone into administration - putting 29 jobs at risk across its stores and concessions in Bulwell, Mansfield and Ilkeston.