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Sports chain Decathlon in great shape after UK fitness spree

Sports chain Decathlon is booming thanks to a lockdown resurgence in hiking, cycling and camping.  Covid-19’s second wave is leading families to look for outdoor activities, while those still commuting are buying bikes and electric scooters to avoid public transport.  Booming: Covid-19’s second wave is leading families to look for outdoor …

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Bosses back work from home shifts after coronavirus

Three in four employers will let their staff work from home more after the virus has gone, research has found.  A survey of 1,000 bosses conducted by the Institute of Directors suggests that the pandemic will permanently change the way office staff work.  It found that 74 per cent of …

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Waitrose claims early victory against Ocado

Waitrose has claimed an early victory against Ocado in the race to woo middle class shoppers.  Weekly orders have risen by 20 per cent to 190,000 after its products were replaced by those from Marks & Spencer on Ocado’s website.  Victory: Waitrose weekly orders have risen by 20 per cent …

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Facing the music over dividend cuts: Should you dip into capital? 

These are dispiriting days for those needing a decent income from their investments, and for anyone in that situation, tough decisions now loom. Alarmingly, negative interest rates are on the Bank of England’s agenda, making deposit-based savings even less attractive. At the same time, many companies have cut their dividends …

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Are electric bike conversion kits worth it?

Electric bike sales soared during lockdown as people looked for alternative ways to stay fit and get around, whilst avoiding public transport. The e-bikes have become increasingly popular in recent years, with around 100,000 sold in Britain last year – an increase of around 40 per cent annually, according to …

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