The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is today writing to Chancellor Alistair Darling to lobby for a cut in the costs faced by retailers, and to help restore consumer confidence.
As Darling begins to draft his pre-budget report, the BRC has submitted a six-point plan in a bid to help raise awareness of the pressures facing retailers as the trading climate toughens.
The BRC is calling for the Chancellor to,
• Push down commercial property costs
• Encourage employment
• Fuel business efficiency
• Cut basic household bills
• Help on housing
• To meet children’s growing needs
Stephen Robertson, BRC director general said: "At this difficult time for retailers and family budgets it’s vital that the Government acts to restore economic stability. The BRC is setting out its 'Six Strategies for Success' - a coherent plan designed to reduce price pressures and restore consumer confidence."
To read the six-point plan in detail please click on the attached Word document.