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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

UK e-commerce GMV during the holiday season may reach 36.4 billion USD

UK e-commerce GMV during the holiday season may reach 36.4 billion USD

The development of the British e-commerce market is very mature. Up to now, the GMV brought by the British e-commerce market has accounted for 30.9% of its entire retail industry this year, second only to China (41.2%). The UK’s logistics, delivery and warehousing Infrastructure and other aspects are relatively complete. Bill Fisher, a senior analyst at eMarketer, said, “We expect that e-commerce GMV will increase by about 16.7% in the UK holiday season this year, and the logistics and delivery in the UK market seem to be ready for a busier holiday season than usual.” Besides, some consumers have already […]