3 Things You Should Know About Gigabit Vouchers If You Are In Rural Areas

3 Things You Should Know About Gigabit Vouchers If You Are In Rural Areas

The Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas. Vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps. What is Gigabit Voucher? The government is committed to delivering lightning-fast, reliable gigabit-capable broadband to everyone in the UK as soon as possible, working hard with broadband providers to accelerate their commercial development plans. For hard to reach areas where broadband is more costly to build, the government is investing £5 billion to ensure places are not left behind. The […]

Brits plan to chop expenditure due to coronavirus money worries

Brits plan to chop expenditure due to coronavirus money worries

Exclusive research* from Forbes Advisor UK has revealed the steps that the nation’s adults have taken over the past year to weather the financial storm triggered by Covid-19. Totting up the toll The anniversary of the first UK lockdown in March 2020 is nearly upon us, making it a good time to reflect on how the nation has coped with the most significant crisis, arguably, since the Second World War. Experiences have differed markedly, with some households enjoying an improvement in their finances as they have managed to work from home while avoiding the cost of commuting and daily incidental […]

UK shoppers continue to shop for groceries online

UK shoppers continue to shop for groceries online

During the first week of hospitality reopening, grocery sales at UK supermarkets declined by 6.7%, with overall Total Till grocery sales falling 2.7% in the four weeks to 22nd May 2021, with UK shoppers maintaining their spend for groceries online, with shopper penetration remaining high at 28% of households, and £1.25bn spent online in the last four weeks. However, despite this fall in grocery sales, food retail sales increased almost 11% compared with the same period in 2019, with shoppers spending £9.1bn2 over the four-week period. Without the requirement to limit unnecessary travel, NielsenIQ data also shows that visits to stores […]

Best Student Discounts in the UK

Best Student Discounts in the UK

Fed up of being a poor, badly dressed, hungry and unequipped UK student? Luckily, there are a heap of student discounts you can get on everything from train fares to pizza delivery, meaning you can maximise your time and importantly, your budget, during your stay here. With so many student discounts out there waiting to be exploited, we wanted to provide a handy list of stores and retailers that regularly offer student deals both online and in store. Offers include up to 50 percent student discount on laptops and other technologies, as well as up to 25 percent off restaurant food bills and takeaways. […]

How did Manchester City successfully transform into the “e-commerce city”?

How did Manchester City successfully transform into the “e-commerce city”?

Why can Manchester City become the city of British e-commerce in just a few years? From an analysis point of view, we believe that the main reasons can be summarized as follows: 1. Geographical and transportation advantages in the very centre of the UK First of all, of course, Manchester City’s unique geographical and transportation advantages. After all, logistics services are a very important part of the e-commerce economy. As the centre of the British “Northern Revitalization Plan”, Manchester City has a huge rail and road network, connecting Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Liverpool and other important British cities, and belongs to […]

Manchester, the city of British e-commerce

Manchester, the city of British e-commerce

Under the epidemic, the British e-commerce industry, which has been accumulating for a long time, also ushered in a major outbreak. In the midst of an economic depression, the achievements of the British e-commerce giants are exceptionally dazzling. Coincidentally, the headquarters of these two e-commerce giants are located in Manchester, an important town in northern England. Don’t be surprised. In fact, Manchester City has been targeting the e-commerce industry for some time. What is the reason for the successful transformation of the former “cotton capital” famous for industry and football? How Manchester, which played an important role in the process […]

Due to the epidemic, there is a shortage of cartons in the UK

Due to the epidemic, there is a shortage of cartons in the UK

The epidemic has changed people’s consumption habits. Many people in the UK have become accustomed to online shopping, which has led to a surge in demand for paper packaging from businesses. However, due to the epidemic, there is a shortage of cartons in the UK, and recycling is also facing difficulties. In the UK, with the extension of the epidemic lockdown period, online shopping has become more and more common. From potted plants to bicycles, they are packaged and sent directly to consumers’ homes. The surge in online orders has greatly boosted the demand for packaging cartons. Many merchants stated […]

Every day 6 billion euros “escape” London! Great losses after Brexit

Every day 6 billion euros “escape” London! Great losses after Brexit

After Brexit, the country stopped complying with a series of rules and regulations under the EU regulatory framework. It started to promote bilateral economic and trade relations by the UK and the EU’s new laws after Brexit. Almost from the very beginning, the new post-Brexit regulations have had devastating consequences for the UK’s consumer, logistics and financial industries. Consumers have to pay more than 20% extra After the Brexit, British consumers found that they had to pay extra when buying goods online from EU sellers. The additional cost mainly comes from value-added tax or business tax. Before Brexit, as a […]

The epidemic has forced the UK to accept online shopping

The epidemic has forced the UK to accept online shopping

It has been more than a year since the British official confirmed the first case on February 1, 2020. Even if the United Kingdom first implemented a national lockdown on March 23, it has been almost a year. This year, the British economy and business were hit hard, but one industry was untouched and became the biggest beneficiary of the epidemic. This industry is e-commerce. According to data released by the British Retail Consortium, 2020 was the worst year for the British retail industry due to the epidemic lockdown impact. However, as consumers turned to online shopping for safety during […]

Online purchases from EU are getting more expensive

Online purchases from EU are getting more expensive

Some shoppers have found their purchases from EU stores getting more expensive. It’s because not all charges are covered by a Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU. So what are these fees and how can you avoid them? I want to buy a £50 jumper from the EU, what do I need to know? Value added tax (VAT), a sales tax, has always been required on EU goods. And since Brexit, the way it is applied has changed. Previously, you would have paid the local VAT rate. So if you bought your jumper from a shop in Sweden, […]