Clean starts and a re­turn

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across the UK grew by 7.6% in the five weeks to Jan­uary 1. To­tal sales climbed 8.9% to £545m. On­line sales for the five weeks were 42% up on last year. about 22,000 Scots were se­ques­trated (the Scot­tish term for bank­ruptcy) or took out a Pro­tected Trust Deed (PTD) in 2010, or 425 a week, and that this year will see even higher lev­els of per­sonal in­sol­vency. Per­sonal bank­ruptcy dur­ing 2011 will be im­pacted by the Com­pre­hen­sive Spend­ing Re­view (CSR), which is likely to re­sult in higher lev­els of un­em­ploy­ment among pub­lic sec­tor em­ploy­ees, and po­ten­tially by the ef­fects on mort­gage-pay­ers of ris­ing in­ter­est rates, says PKF.

Touch Bion­ics has se­cured £2.5m for ex­pan­sion plans Salmon farm­ing de­liv­ered a huge boost to jobs and the Scot­tish econ­omy Jan Zadruzyn­ski, MD of Soap­works led the man­age­ment buy­out

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