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UK government: town center planning reforms

As part of a wider review of planning, the UK government has reasserted its commitment to town center regeneration. The review should come as welcome news for those concerned.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2007
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UK Green Deal is a step in the right direction, but may not live up to its potential

Although energy efficiency measures will play a vital role in helping the UK to achieve its ambitious carbon reduction goals, they tend to require high upfront costs and long payback times, especially for buildings. The coalition government hopes that the Green Deal will tackle these issues by improving domestic energy efficiency. However, the proposed scheme must first overcome consumer inertia.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2010
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UK Green Deal: energy providers expected to benefit

Energy efficiency measures in homes and businesses could play a vital role in helping the UK to achieve its carbon reduction targets of 34% below the 1990 baseline by 2020; however, they have not yet been implemented on a significant scale. The Green Deal, part of the new Energy Bill 2011, aims to change that; it also looks set to allow energy companies access to new market segments.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2010
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UK Green Gas Certification Scheme: first milestone towards renewable gas supply

The Green Gas Certification Scheme identifies whether gas has been produced from renewable sources, allowing customers to opt for a green gas supply and reduce their carbon footprint. While green gas production is currently limited, the scheme will drive greater market diversification and development, marking a significant progression for the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2011
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UK grocery market: more competitive than ever

While the Competition Commission prepares to release preliminary findings from its grocery market investigation, Verdict Consulting research shows that the supermarket sector is one of the most competitive segments of UK retailing. Indeed, the outlook for the next five years sees a strengthening of competitive dynamics as retailers increasingly battle to secure their share of consumer spend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2007
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UK grocery retailing: new government proposals may have limited impact

After a two year inquiry into food retailing - the fifth in seven years - the UK's Competition Commission has unveiled proposals to improve the workings of the grocery market, including the introduction of a new ombudsman. However, rather than restricting grocers, the recommendations will only have a minor impact in a market that already serves the interests of consumers highly effectively.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2008
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UK grocery sector: who best serves consumers?

The Office of Fair Trading has announced that it is to refer Britain's GBP95 billion a year grocery sector to the Competition Commission for a full investigation. Verdict chairman Richard Hyman argues that the referral raises a fundamental question about control of retail distribution - who decides; the market or the state?

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2006
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UK grocery: Asda and Tesco fire starting pistols in new price war

With mounting evidence that consumers are changing their shopping patterns to reduce living costs, two of Britain's leading grocers, Asda and Tesco, have launched high profile price campaigns to boost market share. The timely initiative should help these leading supermarkets to defend their positions and encourage higher spending on non-food items.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2008
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UK haulage: trouble on the highways

Figures released this week show that the UK international road haulage industry is in crisis. It is unable to cope with competition from low cost foreign haulers. With an increase in fuel tax expected in the annual Budget, this imbalance is likely to widen, leading to a swathe of job losses and company failures.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2002
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UK Health and Beauty: grocers widening their lead as sector consolidates

The UK's grocery retailers are widening their lead in yet another non-food market; health and beauty. In 2005 health and beauty expenditure through grocers was GBP800 million more than through specialists. According to Verdict Research, over the next five years grocers will gain a 50% share of the total health and beauty market, a fact the specialists should be taking seriously.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2005

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