Fresh calls for government to scrap VAT on electric cars or increase grants to boost sales

Ministers should consider abolishing VAT on electric vehicles (EV) or increase the incentives currently available to buy them, a market report has said. The RAC’s annual report on motoring found that electric car demand is marginally higher than a year ago, with fewer than one in ten drivers polled saying their next car will be … Read more Fresh calls for government to scrap VAT on electric cars or increase grants to boost sales

Apple set to unveil quarterly sales of $100bn

Apple set to unveil quarterly sales of $100bn for first time when results for final three months of 2020 published By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:59 GMT, 22 January 2021 | Updated: 21:59 GMT, 22 January 2021 Apple is expected to unveil quarterly sales of $100billion for the first time next week.  … Read more Apple set to unveil quarterly sales of $100bn

Property sales in December up over 30% on 2019 levels

The rush to get property deals over the line before the stamp duty holiday ends on 31 March has been laid bare in new figures from HM Revenue & Customs today.  In December last year, the number of residential sales was over 30 per cent higher than during the same month back in 2019. On … Read more Property sales in December up over 30% on 2019 levels

M&S seals deals with four womenswear brands to lift online sales

M&S seals deals with womenswear brands Joules, Phase Eight, Hobbs and Seasalt to lift online sales By Mark Shapland For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 20 January 2021 The shake-up at Marks & Spencer continues after the retailer struck deals with four womenswear brands to give its … Read more M&S seals deals with four womenswear brands to lift online sales

Gold sales surge at the Royal Mint in the festive period

The gift of gold: Royal Mint saw a huge surge in precious metal sales in run-up to Christmas which could result in profits surge Royal Mint says 1g and 5g gold bar sales surged 53% during Christmas Turbulence in 2020 saw the popularity of both digital and physical gold go up Investors aged between 22 … Read more Gold sales surge at the Royal Mint in the festive period

New year sees housing sales soar, says Rightmove

Number of housing sales agreed so far this month up 9% on last year, as pent-up demand continues to filter through, according to Rightmove By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 00:01 GMT, 18 January 2021 | Updated: 00:01 GMT, 18 January 2021 The number of housing sales agreed so far this month is … Read more New year sees housing sales soar, says Rightmove

Sales of flats HALVE as housing market is crippled by fire risk fears brought on by Grenfell

Sales of flats HALVE as housing market is crippled by fire risk fears brought on by Grenfell cladding crisis Flat prices halved amid fears over cladding similar to that on Grenfell Tower  In September last year flat transactions also fell by around 5,600, or 48 per cent Earlier was revealed homeowners could face £40,000 bill … Read more Sales of flats HALVE as housing market is crippled by fire risk fears brought on by Grenfell

Wetherspoon set to announce sales plunge as lockdown forced bars to close over key Christmas period

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon is set to announce a dramatic sales slump over the key Christmas period after being impacted by coronavirus restrictions. Investors in the pub group will be keen to see the full extent of the impact of November’s lockdown in England as well as tighter tiered restrictions in December when it posts … Read more Wetherspoon set to announce sales plunge as lockdown forced bars to close over key Christmas period

MARKET REPORT: Taylor Wimpey’s shares lift 2.5% as it forecasts ‘robust house sales’ for 2021 

MARKET REPORT: Taylor Wimpey’s shares lift 2.5% as it forecasts ‘robust house sales’ for 2021 By Matt Oliver City Correspondent For The Daily Mail Shares in housebuilder Taylor Wimpey rose after the firm said it expects UK sales to remain ‘robust’ this year.  In a bullish trading update, the company said it was on track … Read more MARKET REPORT: Taylor Wimpey’s shares lift 2.5% as it forecasts ‘robust house sales’ for 2021 

Halfords benefits from lockdown cycle boom with bike sales up 34%

Halfords benefits from lockdown cycle boom with bike sales up 34% By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 21:45 GMT, 14 January 2021 | Updated: 21:45 GMT, 14 January 2021 Halfords has benefited from a lockdown cycle boom with bike sales up from last year Halfords has benefited from a lockdown cycle … Read more Halfords benefits from lockdown cycle boom with bike sales up 34%