Six Scottish start-up businesses have secured a place in The Curiosity Shop, a new space at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, dedicated to showcasing sustainable Scottish businesses.
Google searches for solar panels have rocketed by more than 300 per cent this year, with the cost of living and energy crises hitting hard.
A host of hospitality and small business bodies yesterday warned that many pubs, restaurants and hotels will not survive the “onslaught” of higher energy costs in the coming months.
The Bank of England will announce another interest rate rise of half a percentage point next month and inflation will peak at 11.4 per cent this year, experts have predicted.
UK workers are going into the office an average of 1.5 days a week, with only 13% coming in on a Friday, a survey suggests.
Regulated train fares in England will rise below the rate of inflation next year to help people with the cost of living crisis, the government has said.
The average price of homes coming on the market have fallen for the first time this year, dropping by nearly £5,000 during August, according to Rightmove.
The UK’s hiring boom is set to continue into the next quarter with nearly three in four employers planning to take on more staff, but it will soon reach its peak, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is predicting.
John Lewis is to retire its 97-year-old price pledge “never knowingly undersold” on 22 August but has yet to reveal a catchy new slogan to take its place.
Pay rises could fall behind inflation by almost 8% later this year, marking the biggest fall in real wages for 100 years, according to analysis by the TUC.