Marks & Spencer in Grafton Street, Dublin. Photogtaph:  Tom Honan

Marks & Spencer may buy more Irish goods as the department store chain seeks ways to avoid post-Brexit tariff confusion. Industry body the Britis(...)

Gardaí and customs officers examine truck trailers at Dublin Port. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Tesco is in talks with the Irish and UK governments in a bid to resolve confusion over post-Brexit tariff rules that could hit its shops here. The ne(...)

Police officers   beneath a sign reading “Testing to Commence”, at the entrance to the Port of Dover in Kent, south east England  where Covid-19 testing is set to begin on drivers who have been queueing to leave the UK. Photograph:Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

Millions more people in England face the toughest restrictions from December 26th as Britain struggles to contain the spread of the new coronavirus va(...)

Sainsbury warned that ‘if nothing changes, we will start to see gaps over the coming days’. File photograph: Getty

Robust plans are in place to ensure goods remain on our shelves even as supply chains come under pressure, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has sa(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson. More than 70 British business groups have urged politicians to return to the table next week to strike a trade deal between the EU and UK. Photograph: Downing Street /PA Wire

More than 70 British business groups representing more than seven million workers have made a last-ditch attempt to persuade politicians to return to (...)

Sales now stand 4 per cent higher than before the Covid crisis

British shoppers spent more last month, taking sales further above pre-Covid levels, as strong online demand helped much of the sector rebound faster (...)

Photograph: iStock

UK firms are warning they will struggle to pay back government-backed financial support they received during lockdown, adding a new threat to Britain’(...)

The longest queues on the high street in Southend, Essex, were for Primark and Sports Direct, both of which appeal to value-focused shoppers. Primark trades as Penneys in Ireland. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Eager shoppers queued early outside some stores on London’s Oxford Street on Monday morning as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen for the firs(...)

Chancellor of the British exchequer Rishi Sunak: As UK gets set for a coronavirus epidemic and stock markets fall, his first budget has more than Brexit to contend with. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe

Boris Johnson’s election victory in December not only removed business concerns over a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government but lifted hopes he would b(...)

Harrods said it didn’t want to  fan unfounded concern about coronavirus. Photograph: iStock

Harrods Department Store, a big tourist attraction in London for Chinese shoppers, has prohibited staff from wearing masks when dealing with customer(...)

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