High street spending slowed during rainy August, while ‘Barbenheimer’ doubled cinema ticket sales
While the wetter weather, combined with the slowing rate of inflation, meant spending on non-essential items saw less growth than July, entertainment continued to perform well, largely driven by a surge in cinema spending as Brits booked tickets to watch this summer’s biggest blockbusters – ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’.
Barclays climate strategy
In March 2020, Barclays was one of the first banks to announce an ambition to be a net zero bank by 2050.
Alongside our work to reduce our operational emissions, our climate strategy means we are expanding our green and sustainable financing activities, whilst reducing our financed emissions, focusing on the highest-emitting sectors first.
Barclays invests in Zedify, the UK’s largest e-cargo bike delivery network
Barclays has invested in Zedify, the UK’s largest e-cargo bike delivery network providing a sustainable and eco-friendly delivery service across ten UK cities. The investment will enable the Cambridge-based company to significantly increase its network by rolling out the service to many other UK cities, including Manchester and Birmingham.