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    Discounting drives October retail salesSubscription

    News5 November 2019

    High levels of discounting on the high street – particularly on fashion – gave a small boost to retail sales in October.

  • halifax high street

    Retailers to face £137m business rates hikeSubscription

    News16 October 2019

    Retailers will have to pay an extra £137m next year after it was confirmed that inflation costs will increase by 1.7% in 2020/21. 

  • high street

    No-deal Brexit impacts footfallSubscription

    News14 October 2019

    The spectre of a no-deal Brexit is “putting pressure on retailers” and caused UK footfall to slump in September, new data reveals.

  • 3080322 shoppers 13

    Slow spending pushes prices downSubscription

    News2 October 2019

    Shop prices fell by a rate of 0.6% in September, compared with a 0.4% like-for-like decrease in August, marking the highest rate of decline since May 2018. 

  • 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.

  • 3085966 oxford street

    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.

  • brc joules

    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.

  • 3078548 high street

    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.

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