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Early bird discount for Oxford Summer School courses
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Early bird discount for Oxford Summer School courses

The Oxford Summer School (OSS) has set up an early bird discount for some of its best-regarded programmes for 2018. For those booking a place on either next year’s Foundation or Masters programmes before 31 December, the delegate fee will be held at the 2017 rate.

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New indies shape the look of the new GB high street
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New indies shape the look of the new GB high street

Some 288,259 independent businesses were analysed in the research, which covers activity in the first half (H1) of 2017. Despite a widespread assumption among some media and even from politician and consumers that “independents do not exist anymore”, they still account for 65% of all retail and leisure units in Great Brit-ain, the same as in H1 2016.

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Female retail managers suffer from gender pay gap
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Female retail managers suffer from gender pay gap

New research from The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has revealed the gender pay gap for managers working for large firms in the retail sector is 19.4%, an average of £4,315 a year.

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Independents drive high street growth
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Independents drive high street growth

As multiples continued to close branches, openings by small retailers showed an encouraging leap in the first half of this year. INDEPENDENT RETAILERS INCREASED their numbers across Great Britain by an impressive +762 shops (+0.27%) in the first half of 2017, according to the latest report by the Local Data Company (LDC) and bira.

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bira strengthens with a healthy new partnership
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bira strengthens with a healthy new partnership

The bira community does not stop growing. We are delighted to welcome the members of the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) to our number.

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Clothing & footwear to drive 35% rise in online sales
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Clothing & footwear to drive 35% rise in online sales

THE UK ONLINE market is forecast to rise 35% over the next five years to reach £68.8bn by 2022. Clothing & footwear will be the biggest contributor to growth, while sectors that have traditionally experienced low online penetration, such as health & beauty and furniture & floorcoverings, will rise significantly during the same period.

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