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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.
Towns and cities across the UK shortlisted for government funding are proposing to use the money to invest in digital, transport and parking solutions to transform and future-proof high streets.
UK manufacturers call for action on migrationSubscription
UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of workers comes into force after Brexit.
Reducing the environmental impact of fast fashion relies on the “emotional longevity” of garments to consumers, the first evidence hearing of the Sustainability of the Fashion Industry inquiry has found.
N Brown reveals gender pay gapSubscription
N Brown Group has revealed that it has a mean gender pay gap of 5%, compared with a national average of 18%.
Eligible retailers across the UK have been urged to begin gathering data about their gender pay gap as a priority, as the deadline for new reporting requirements looms.
BRC blasts government's Brexit retail reportSubscription
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has hit out at a government analysis of the retail sector for failing to assess the potential impact of Brexit.
Mary Portas calls for business rates freezeSubscription
Retail consultant Mary Portas has urged the chancellor to do more to tackle rising business rates.
Shops close in 'Portas pilot' towns Subscription
Towns awarded a £1.2m grant in a bid to boost retail growth have lost 17% of their shops in five years, according to research commissioned by the BBC.
The British Retail Consortium has warned that consumer spending will slow further unless the government prioritises shoppers in the autumn Budget.