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Scottish retail sales fall despite rising footfall

Total Scottish retail sales fell 1.8% in July 2014 compared to July 2013 despite a 4.4% rise in footfall, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Home insurance easiest service to switch

Home insurance is the easiest financial product to switch, a survey commissioned by Gocompare has found.

Inflation falls in July

The consumer prices index rate of inflation fell to 1.6% in July 2014, down from 1.9% in June 2014, according to official figures.

Family lending helps households

More than a quarter (28%) of UK adults have needed to borrow money from family members, according to research from the Centre for the Modern Family.

Home business start-ups encouraged

Entrepreneurs will be given more freedom to start and grow home-based businesses, the government has announced.

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