Nick Clegg reveals he buys his pants from Marks & Spencer but it"s not enough to stop sales slump

Too much information: Nick Clegg reveals he buys his pants from Marks & Spencer but it's not enough to stop clothing sales slump Deputy Prime Minister gives unnecessary insight into his shopping habitsRetailer reports 7th quarter of falling sales of clothing and homewareChief executive Marc Bolland under pressure after poor 2012 and disappointing Christmas sales. He has previously warned a new general merchandise management team led by John Dixon, the former boss of food, will not make a major impact on sales until M&S launches its autumn/winter collections in July. Too much information! Nick Clegg on dying his hair and what he…

Cost of petrol set to rise by up to 5p a litre as stations pass on increase in wholesale prices

Cost of petrol set to rise by up to 5p a litre as stations pass on increase in wholesale prices 1p of rise in wholesale prices has been passed on at many petrol stationsRetailers insist they are not to blame for the 5p price riseAA attacked fuel industry for failing to pass on 2p fall in diesel wholesale costs that was worth 2.5p at the pump By Ray Massey PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 25 January 2013 Motorists are facing more pain at the pumps, with increases of up to 5p a litre, the AA warned. Already 1p of the rise in wholesale prices has been passed on at many petrol stations – leaving another 4p to come.

Tax-scrimping exposed: "Immoral" Amazon paid just 1.8m to Treasury despite making 3.35 BILLION in sales in the UK

Tax-scrimping exposed: 'Immoral' Amazon paid just 1.8m to Treasury despite making 3.35 BILLION in sales in the UK Online giant admitted making 3.35bn in sales in Britain last year – much higher than the 207m figure that it previously showed in its UK accountsTrue extent of tax-scrimping exposed after Amazon was grilled by MPsDisproportionate payment, branded 'immoral' comes at time of austerity | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 28 November 2012 Amazon, the online giant was forced to reveal it paid just 1.8m to HMRC despite making 3.35 billion in sales in Britain The full extent of Amazon’s tax avoidance was laid bare last night after the online giant was forced to reveal it paid just 1.8m to HMRC despite making 3.35 billion in sales in Britain. The official figures amounted to a miserly 2.4 per cent tax rate which the company paid on its UK profits – details which it had been pleading to keep secret. Amazon had for years refused to disclose the closely-guarded numbers claiming they were ‘commercially sensitive’.