Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt Developments reported marginal sales growth and a dip in the value of homes sold in the first months of its financial year, the latest sign of pressure on developers from a weakening UK property market.
Now even model trains face possible delays due to Brexit, with Hornby , the maker of such children's favorites as Thomas & Friends and Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express, flagging potential supply problems at ports ahead of the Christmas shopping period.
Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt Developments Plc said profit rose on improved margins and higher home sales in a tough real estate market, but warned it now expected volumes for the current year at the lower end of forecasts.
Bisto gravy and Oxo cube maker Premier Foods named its UK business chief Alex Whitehouse as its new CEO on Friday, handing him the task of reviving the company which has been under pressure since a failed takeover bid three years ago.
A drive to improve the quality of its houses slowed sales and knocked profits at Persimmon in the first half of the year, Britain's second largest housebuilder said on Tuesday.
British pubs operator Greene King has agreed to a 4.6 billion pounds ($5.6 billion) bid from a Hong Kong-listed company founded by the territory's richest man Li Ka-Shing, which said it was seeking to increase its UK presence even as Brexit looms.
Shares in Balfour Beatty rose 13% after its underlying profit more than tripled in Britain where it is working on lower risk contracts such as major road improvements, a rail link, and a nuclear power station.
British department store group Debenhams will appoint Stefaan Vansteenkiste as its new chief executive officer, while Terry Duddy will step down as chairman in September, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
Cat Rock Capital's stake in Staffline Group Plc has fallen by more than half after the activist investor did not participate in the recruiter's latest placement, a regulatory filing on Monday showed.