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Discover the latest trends at Fine Food Show North 2020

24 Jan 2020

This year's Fine Food Show North will be showcasing over 150 exhibitors, with new food and drink producers, products and trends all set to feature at this trade-only event.
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Nearly half of Buy Now Pay Later customers continue to be misled

20 Jan 2020

Recent findings show that over 40 per cent of shoppers areunaware that missing payments when using a Buy Now Pay Later service could harm their credit score.
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Indie Bookshop Turnaround using the Power of Twitter

17 Jan 2020

The Petersfield Bookshop is an independent bookshop based in Petersfield, Hampsire, that experienced an unlikely turnaround in just one night using the power of the internet.
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'Biggest Cash Increase Ever' to affect National Living Wage from April

15 Jan 2020

At £8.72 per hour, the National Living Wage will rise by 51p in April from its current rate of £8.21
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2019 Best Small Shops competition winner in the running for Shop of the Year 2020

14 Jan 2020

Papadeli, recognised by Indie Retail as the Best Small Shop of 2019, hasnow gone on to reach the final of Shop of the Year 2020, run by the Guild of Fine Food, in the Delicatessen & Grocer... Read more…

New Christmas film highlights the importance of shopping indie

19 Dec 2019

A new Christmas film produced by Lanther Black has encompassed all that is important about shopping independent this Christmas
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How The Arienas Collective are adapting to a changing market

18 Dec 2019

The Arienas Collective is looked at as an example of digital transformation of SMEs and how this may be affecting the future of commerce.
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Retail Week Live open for registration

17 Dec 2019

Retail Week Live is an inspirational two-day retail conference that provides leaders with the ideas, insight and networks to lead through digital transformation and win greater consumer... Read more…

New app helps convenience stores compete with supermarket giants

16 Dec 2019

Snappy Shopper has recently been introduced to the market as a new app that enables local independent shops to increase their sales through offering delivery.
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Hafod Hardware encourages people to shop local

5 Dec 2019

A christmas advert made by an independent hardware shop has become exceedingly popular across the UK within a matter of days
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Creative employment grows three times faster than UK average

Posted on in Business News, Creative News

According to official data, jobs within DCMS sectors (Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) accounted for 16% of all UK jobs, Newstotalling 5.3 million jobs within the UK in 2018. Employment within the DCMS sectors grew at a faster rate from 2011 to 2018 than the UK as a whole; 13.4% versus 10.1%.

When comparing all jobs within the DCMS sector, the creative industries have seen the largest increase since 2011, with tourism coming in second and digital a close third. The creative industries has had a significant percentage increase of 30.6% since 2011 which is three times the growth rate of employment in the UK overall (10.1%). The highest growing sub-sectors within the creative industry includes "IT, software and computer services", "Music, Performing and Visual Arts" and "Film, TV, Video, Radio and Photography".

See the graph below for a full comparison of the creative industries sub-sector employment growth between 2017- 2018. Times are looking optimistic for the creative industries as they continue to power the growth of UK employment rates, let's hope that the industry can continue to grow in this positive manner!

 

 

  Source: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, 2019

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