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Tag : British Retail Consortium

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  • High street canterbury kent

    'Broken' business rates take toll on high streetsSubscription

    News21 January 2020

    The retail industry is calling for urgent action on business rates from the government as high streets across the UK prepare for another wave of store closures.

  • Discounting on the high street credit Alan Cleaver

    Shop prices continue to fallSubscription

    News30 October 2019

    Prices fell for the fifth consecutive month in the first week of October, as heavy discounting and an “uncertain economic environment” pervaded.

  • Brexit

    Survival strategies for Brexit chaosSubscription

    Features25 October 2019

    The second Brexit deadline has come and gone and there are no concrete plans for the next stage of the process. How is the UK fashion retail industry coping with the effect of prolonged uncertainty on business?

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    Worst July since sales records beganSubscription

    News6 August 2019

    Total UK retail sales registered the lowest increase since 1995 last month, up just 0.3% on July 2018. 

  • oxford street

    Retailers ahead of target with sustainabilitySubscription

    News2 August 2019

    Several leading retailers are to meet their carbon emissions targets two years early as part of the British Retail Consortium’s “Better Retail Better World” initiative.

  • oxford street

    Retail employment continues to fallSubscription

    News25 July 2019

    The total number of retail employees in the UK fell by 2.3% – equivalent to 72,000 jobs – in the second quarter of 2019, compared with 2018.

  • High street

    Shop prices decrease after eight monthsSubscription

    News3 July 2019

    Shop prices have returned to deflation for the first time in eight months, driven by fierce competition on the high street, new figures have shown. 

  • High_street

    Clothing sales hit five-year lowSubscription

    News21 June 2019

    Clothing and footwear sales suffered their biggest sales slump in five years last month, as unseasonably cold weather deterred shoppers from the high street.

  • Brexit web

    BRC: October no-deal Brexit would hit retailers hardSubscription

    News10 June 2019

    The impact of a no-deal Brexit on retailers would be exacerbated by the October deadline for the negotiations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned.

  • High street

    Retail sales suffer sharpest decline on recordSubscription

    News4 June 2019

    Total retail sales slumped by 2.7% year on year in May, excluding Easter distortions – the steepest decline since records began in 1995.

  • Rethink retail

    BRC launches new careers initiativeSubscription

    News10 April 2019

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has launched a new initiative called Rethink Retail, which seeks to educate people about the evolving opportunities to carve out a career in the sector.

  • 3x2 gender pay gap

    BRC working to reduce gender pay gap Subscription

    News5 April 2019

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Government Equality Office (GEO) have said they are working with retailers to reduce their gender pay gaps.

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    Retailers up apprenticeships in face of levySubscription

    News5 March 2019

    Retailers plan to increase the number of apprenticeships they offer over the next two years, a survey by the British Retail Consortium has found.

  • high street

    'Take no-deal Brexit off table,' says BRC, as sales stallSubscription

    News5 March 2019

    Retail growth slowed in February, edging up by just 0.5% compared with last year, as Brexit uncertainty continues.

  • Retail at Cabot Place in Canary Wharf

    Shop price inflation at six year high Subscription

    News27 February 2019

    Shop price inflation in February rose by the highest rate in almost six years, driven by cost pressures building in the supply chain, new figures have shown.

  • Sale by alan cleaver flickr cc

    January discounts tempt cautious consumersSubscription

    News5 February 2019

    Retail sales returned to year-on-year growth in January after a disappointing December, but the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG warned there is no guarantee the positive momentum will continue.

  • originals

    Dr Martens, Gap and Mothercare sign sustainable pledge Subscription

    News8 November 2018

    Dr Martens, Gap and Mothercare have joined other leading UK retailers in a new industry initiative created by the British Retail Consortium to advance sustainability, development and quality.

  • River island index

    Accessing the £249bn purple poundSubscription

    Features5 November 2018

    New accessible shopping day Purple Tuesday will launch on 13 November with the backing of some of the UK’s biggest retailers. Drapers investigates how the industry is improving its accessibility and inclusivity.

  • Philip Hammond  Spring Budget

    BRC calls for business rate action in BudgetSubscription

    News17 October 2018

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged chancellor Philip Hammond to address the “unsustainable burden” of business rates in his autumn Budget.

  • rainy high street

    Retail to bear brunt of business rates riseSubscription

    News16 August 2018

    Pressure is mounting on the government to reform business rates, as new research reveals the retail sector would face a £194.2m rise in its bills next April, despite the ongoing crisis on the high street.

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