Tag Archives: Regulation

Taxing Times: Tesco and Poland

The financial results for Tesco last week brought forward a lot of comment and some interesting thoughts, not least the looming pension deficit and the exceptional items booked into the accounts.  Oh, and the underlying performance, which was quite good. … Continue reading

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Retailing’s Unacceptable Faces

Of course, the week I was away on annual leave (and if you love rain, then my home country Wales, had it in buckets) the two House of Commons Select Committee investigations into those captains of industry, Sir Philip Green … Continue reading

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Trading with the Enemy

Irresistable isn’t it? It is difficult not to be cynical when the retail red tape challenge results, announced today by Vince Cable, produced the dramatic outcome that the Trading with the Enemy Act was redundant. So retailers are no longer … Continue reading

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The State of British Retailing. Discuss

Took a break from internal and external examining to attend to the British Retail Consortium’s Annual Symposium in London. I attended last year and thought it was a very strong programme of senior retail speakers and this year’s programme looked … Continue reading

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