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UK could face ‘challenge’ in supply of presents this Christmas, Downing Street admits
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UK could face ‘challenge’ in supply of presents this Christmas, Downing Street admits

Britain could face “challenges” over the availability of presents this Christmas as a result of disruption to global supply chains, Downing Street has admitted. But minister Steve Barclay assured the cabinet this morning that concerns over supplies of festive food such as turkeys had now been “alleviated” by action on temporary visas. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting in Downing...

Tesco Christmas ad: 1,500 complain over Santa with Covid vaccine passport
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Tesco Christmas ad: 1,500 complain over Santa with Covid vaccine passport

Tesco’s festive TV ad featuring Santa Claus bearing a Covid vaccine passport has prompted more than 1,500 complaints, making it the most complained-about advert of the year. The advert, titled “This Christmas, Nothing’s Stopping Us”, shows the public determined to enjoy a proper Christmas with family and friends after lockdown restrictions prevented gatherings last year. However, in...

Early Christmas shopping gave UK retailers a surprise boost in October despite local lockdowns
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Early Christmas shopping gave UK retailers a surprise boost in October despite local lockdowns

Early Christmas shopping helped boost UK retail sales in October, despite tighter restrictions introduced across much of the country, official figures indicate. Sales volumes rose 1.2 per cent in October, surpassing forecasts of a 0.3 per cent fall. Online shopping drove retail sales higher for the sixth consecutive month. In-store sales were 3.3 per cent lower in October than...