Tag Archives: Helen Dickinson

UK retail sees best quarter on record as sales surge 13.1 per cent

Retail sales have seen a record increase over the past three months, amounting to the ‘best quarter on record’ with shoppers returning to stores in force since the easing of lockdown restrictions back in April. According to the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor, total sales in June increased 13.1 per …

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100 UK retailers call on PM for tougher laws tackling ‘escalating violence’ against workers

Leading retailers from across the UK have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, calling for support of an amendment to official bills that would tackle escalating violence and abuse against retail workers. 100 UK retailers have added their names to the list asking for an amendment to the Polic, …

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BRC welcomes Government’s rent moratorium extension as move is ‘made in the nick of time’

The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the government’s plans to extend the current rent moratorium on commercial properties, including retailers, to protect tenants from eviction to March next year, stating that the move has been made “in the nick of time.” The Treasury chief secretary Steve Barclay told MPs in …

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UK sees “strongest sales growth of the pandemic” as May retail increases 10 per cent

Pent up demand for in-store shopping, coupled with the reopening of hospitality and enduring appreciation of the return of non-essential retailers, has helped the UK’s retail scene to the strongest sales growth of the pandemic. On a total sales basis, sales have increased 10 per cent in the four weeks …

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Plans for £5 billion rescue scheme for UK high street expected to be unveiled this week

Plans for a £5 billion rescue scheme for the UK’s some 700,000 shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and other businesses to have suffered at the hands of the lockdown restrictions are expected to be unveiled in the Chancellor’s budget on Wednesday. Grants of up to £18,000 each have been drawn up …

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The BTHA calls for Government intervention to ease UK ports and ‘save the festive season’

The British Toy and Hobby Association and the British Retail Consortium are calling on the Government to intervene at British ports where congestion caused by Covid and a backlog of PPE has left shipments of toys and gifts unlikely to be delivered in time for Christmas. The BTHA is among …

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Shoppers fuel sales growth in October but BRC warns that lockdown easing by December “is vital for survival”

Shoppers taking the opportunity to stock up on home comforts and food supplies ahead of the England-wide lockdown helped total retail sales increase 4.9 per cent in the four weeks to October 31, indicating some respite for the UK retailer hampered by coronavirus restrictions this year. Despite the lift – …

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UK retail sales lift 3.2 per cent but provides ‘little cause for optimism’, says BRC

UK retail sales have risen 3.2 per cent for July, the British Retail Consortium has confirmed, but suggests that the lift should provide ‘little cause for optimism’ as many high street shops continue to struggle. On a total basis, sales increased by 3.2 per cent in July, against an increase …

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