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    Almost 60,000 retail jobs lost last yearSubscription

    News23 January 2020

    A total of 57,000 retail jobs were lost in 2019, following the 16th consecutive quarter of year-on-year decline, new research has found. 

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    '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.

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    'Worst year on record' for retail Subscription

    News9 January 2020

    The prospect of a no-deal Brexit, company voluntary arrangements, shop closures and job losses resulted in the “the worst year on record” for retail in 2019. 

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    Industry welcomes ‘certainty’ of election outcomeSubscription

    News13 December 2019

    The industry has welcomed the “certainty” of a majority Conservative government. 

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

  • 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

    Consumers continue to waver amid Brexit uncertaintySubscription

    News9 April 2019

    Clothing sales survived an overall slump in March, thanks to Mothers’ Day, as Brexit uncertainty continues to negatively affect spending.

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    BRC calls for review of business taxationSubscription

    News1 April 2019

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for the government to review the business rates system, which is “strangling our high streets”.  

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