Hannah Godfrey, City A.M.

Hannah Godfrey

City A.M.

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Past articles by Hannah:

Britain 2030: Writing off the high street is unambitious; its future is bespoke, local and community-driven

After years of decline, the Covid-19 pandemic further hammered the high street, leading to boarded up shops and mass job losses, and some to declare the high street “dead”. → Read More

High streets see the most shoppers since the beginning of the pandemic

The number of shoppers on high streets, in shopping centres and in retail parks last month was the highest since the beginning of the pandemic, but still notably behind 2019 levels. → Read More

Amazon accounts for a quarter of all UK online spending

Amazon commands a sizeable chunk of all UK online spending, with more than a quarter of online purchases made via the ecommerce giant. → Read More

Kwarteng to request meeting with Morrisons boss over buyout

Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng will request a meeting with the boss of Morrisons to seek reassurances over jobs, pensions and the supermarket’s operations ahead of a potential buyout. → Read More

Wetherspoons slams government for ‘behaving like Monty Python’s Dennis Moore’ over VAT rates

Wetherspoons has hit out at the government for what is believes are unfair VAT rates on hospitality businesses, which could make the sector less competitive post-Covid. → Read More

Redrows expects turnover to hit nearly £2bn following strong house sales

UK housebuilder Redrows expects turnover for its 2021 financial year to be £1.94bn, following strong sales in the housing market this year. → Read More

Foxtons’ chair steps down in wake of ‘impaired’ trading performance

Chairman Ian Barlow has announced his intention to step down from Foxtons’ board later this year, after the estate agent's share price plummeted during the pandemic. → Read More

House prices fall for the first time this year as stamp duty holiday winds down

The price of the average UK property fell in June for the first time this year, as the end of the most generous stamp duty holiday loomed. → Read More

Philip Green’s wife Tina paid £50m by Topshop administrators

Tina Green, the wife of former retail tycoon Philip Green, received £50m in May from Topshop’s administration. The £50m was → Read More

DWP moves from Whitehall to Whitechapel

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has moved from Westminister into an 18,000 square feet space in Whitechapel. The → Read More

High streets may never recover to pre-pandemic levels, minister warns

The number of shoppers on the high street may never again hit pre-Covid levels, as a combination of working from home and shopping online could permanently change consumer habits. → Read More

Pubs to be allowed to stay open late for Euros final this Sunday

Pubs will be allowed to stay open late on Sunday night if the Euros final goes into extra time. → Read More

HSBC launches lowest ever fixed-rate mortgage at 0.94 per cent

HSBC UK has launched a fixed-rate mortgage at 0.94 per cent, its lowest fixed-rate mortgage ever, but the product will only be available to those with a 40 per cent deposit. → Read More

Unique £4.7m ‘iceberg house’ up for sale in Hampstead

A unique property dubbed an ‘iceberg house’ for its below-ground build has gone up for sale in Hampstead for £4.7m. → Read More

Shoppers will be encouraged to wear masks inside Westfield shopping centres

Shoppers at Westfield shopping centres will be encouraged to wear masks even after the legal requirement to do so is dropped. → Read More

Ocado partners with major Spanish grocer as revenue leaps

Revenue at supermarket Ocado is up significantly on the same period last year, as the online model proved resilient in the face of Covid-19 restrictions. → Read More

Dining at home sees Sainsbury’s sales soar beyond pre-pandemic levels

Sales at Sainsbury’s have soared beyond what they were pre-pandemic, as Covid-19 led to more at-home consumption. → Read More

Schools to find out new Covid-19 rules as bubble system leaves thousands missing lessons

England’s schools will later find out how the government plans to relax rules that have led to thousands of children being sent home if a single child has a positive Covid test. → Read More

Support jobs at risk at Deloitte as firm moves to flexible working

Some 150 employees at Deloitte are at risk of losing their job, as the firm’s decision to pivot to permanent flexible working has reduced the number of admin tasks at the company. → Read More

EY creates independent audit board ahead of operational separation

EY has appointed two independent non-executive directors to its newly created UK Audit Board, ahead of plans to operationally separate its UK audit practice. → Read More