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Seven former prime ministers gathered to attend the coronation, including Liz Truss, whose brief tenure in No 10 included the late Queen’s death and the King’s accession. Ms Truss followed her predecessors Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Sir Tony Blair and Sir John Major into Westminster Abbey for the coronation. The UK [...]
Shoppers put cost of living fears behind them as they splashed out on Mother Day gifts in March, helping to slightly boost retail sales, but damp weather and soaring inflation has left the sector holding out for the King’s coronation in May to see a “larger uptick” in sales. According to data by the British [...]
Lost work owing to the additional bank holiday to celebrate the King’s coronation has sent UK economic growth into reverse, official figures out today reveal. UK gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 0.1 per cent in May, a much smaller drop than the City expected and down from a 0.2 per cent expansion in April, according [...]
London’s retail and pub businesses are gearing up for a multi-million pound boost in trade over the weekend of the King’s Coronation in May as tourists flocking to the city will send sales in drinks and shopping to new highs. Sarah Willingham, owner of bar group Nightcap PLC, told City A.M that the celebration is [...]
Thousands of tourists are expected to flock to London for May’s Coronation, prompting warnings of sky-high hotel and hospitality prices. Data published today by the rental management platform Guestready shows that the price of holiday lets for the coronation period has risen by 67 per cent year on year. Guestready’s analysis found that the average [...]
It would appear Brits are keen to escape the coronation weekend with holiday bookings surging over the bank holiday weekend, according to travel groups. Barrhead Travel reported that bookings are over 55 per cent higher for the King’s coronation bank holiday than in the same period in 2019, with Tenerife, Costa Blanca, Florida, and Canada [...]
Could the coronation of King Charles III help lift the UK’s post-Covid retail industry? Our retail reporter Laura McGuire finds out. March has proved to be another challenging month for the retail industry as sales fell 0.9 per cent due to soaring living costs and the third wettest March in history. However, with Royal celebrations [...]
Analysts expect UK GDP to have eked upwards in June, with official confirmation coming on Friday of this week. Resilience in consumer spending and better-than-expected PMI figures suggest the Office for National Statistics will declare the economy grew in June when it releases its monthly data later this week. Oxford Economics expects the ONS to [...]
The King’s coronation service at Westminster Abbey was watched by more than 18 million viewers in the UK, provisional figures have shown. The lavish ceremony on Saturday which saw Charles and Camilla crowned was broadcast simultaneously on a range of channels between about 11am and 1pm, including BBC One and Two, ITV and Sky News. [...]
Tourists flocking to London for the King’s coronation helped bolster Premier Inn owner Whitbread’s trading in the first leg of the year, as the hotel group revealed an 18 per cent hike in sales. As Brits embraced travel and leisure after the pandemic, the chain of affordable hotels said sales across its 800 strong portfolio [...]
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