These are interesting times for the British consumer. Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe stated that the British were behaving as if they were in the midst of a recession. Yet consumers are living in a period with economic conditions most chancellors of the exchequer would die for.
Reading Property Week’s annual start-of-the-year feature last week, it was striking how highly retail as well as the challenges from the political environment figured.
In an open letter to care home providers, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said that its research has prompted concerns “that some care homes may be treating residents unfairly and potentially breaking consumer law”.
The widespread trend of commercialisation among public sector organisations – particularly investing in residential and commercial – is not new.