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  • oxford street

    August retail sales flatline Subscription

    News3 September 2019

    Economic uncertainty, summer discounting and weak footfall have caused UK retail sales to flatline in August, new research shows.

  • Fashion shops in beverley, yorkshire

    ‘Climate of survival’ demands urgent business rates action Subscription

    News13 August 2019

    The retail industry has called for the chancellor to urgently review business rates to maintain the UK’s competitive position in the international market, as vacancy rates hit a four-year high and a no-deal Brexit looms on the horizon.

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    Retailers unite against business rates in letter to chancellorSubscription

    News13 August 2019

    More than 50 high street retailers have demanded the government launches “a wholesale review of business taxes to create a tax regime fit for the 21st century”, in a letter to chancellor Sajid Javid. 

  • 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.

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    BRC launches retail management apprenticeship Subscription

    News24 July 2019

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today launched a retail leadership and management apprenticeship in collaboration with lifestyle retailer Joules and supermarket group The Company Shop.

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    Footfall suffers ‘disappointing’ blow in JuneSubscription

    News15 July 2019

    A 2.9% year-on-year decline in footfall last month has been blamed on the “relatively poor” weather, Brexit and structural changes in the retail sector.

  • 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.

  • guildford high street

    Shop prices creep up in MaySubscription

    News29 May 2019

    Non-food prices increased by 0.2% month on month in May, as retailers struggle to absorb rising costs. 

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    Industry outrage at Conservative Brexit chaosSubscription

    News24 May 2019

    The retail industry fears that prime minister Theresa May’s decision to step down as leader of the Conservative Party will cause “further disruption and political turmoil” for UK businesses, and has urged her successor to avoid a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit.

  • shoppers

    Discounting slows down shop price inflationSubscription

    News1 May 2019

    Shop price inflation slowed down in April due to heavy discounting across clothing and footwear categories, new figures have shown.

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