The government's latest proposals on design protection fail to tackle a 'glaring omission in IP law', according to design protection group ACID.
House process rose by 0.9% in the past year, despite a dip in April.
Argos has enjoyed like for like sales growth for the first time in five years as multi-channel sales reached more than 50%.
Italian furniture manufacturer Poliform is to open its second UK mono-showroom on 4 May, in Harrogate.
Harveys has today become the latest retailer to join The Furniture Ombudsman.