October 24, 2017

Retail sales growth is driven by rising clothing and food prices

Sales in the retail sector can be notoriously volatile, affected by the exchange rate, interest rates and levels of unemployment, to name a few. More recently, the Brexit vote has had an impact on both the value of the pound and the cost of imports and the knock-on effect has been to push up retail sales. Image Credit Retail sales in September 2017 According to the British Retail Consortium, total sales

Opening a Franchise

Opening a franchise is far from simple because this type of business based on proven concepts, marketed products and preset business systems is characterized by a series of risks that can be summarized in … The high costs of registration and start-up The need to hire employees immediately The monthly fees attached to reality itself The challenging objectives of sale The limited control of the business

HMPPS commits to rolling out body worn cameras

Her Majesty’s Prison and Parole Service, or HMPPS, provides the personnel who run and staff prisons and deal with parolees, as their name would suggest. Image Credit Their officers, therefore, work with high concentrations of dangerous or violent people day in and day out. Like many other government-funded institutions in the age of austerity, HMPPS have been fighting for funding, with regularly expressed concerns about officer safety. To help with

Hackers stage cryptocurrency attack

Major security vulnerabilities have been exposed in a new spate of attacks aimed at a variety of websites and organisations, with cybercriminals compromising vast computing resources so as to improve their own cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Image Credit Digital dilemma Cryptocurrencies have become increasingly popular and thus significantly more valuable in recent years, with Bitcoin leading the way and upstarts like Monero building upon their success. And in order to accrue