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Retailers see ‘increasing challenges on a number of fronts’ as store closures and job...

'As post-lockdown pent-up demand has softened, the growth in retail sales we have seen over the past few months slowed,' claimed BRC chief Helen Dickinson

One in seven shops still shuttered as vacancy rates continue to rise

Shopping centres have been worst hit with one in five units closed, while vacancies could rise further as business rates holidays come to an end

Government pledges to make business rates fairer

Retail sector welcomed the news but said Government cannot rest on its laurels when it comes to the issue and 'must build on this first step'

Worst is yet to come for retailers as debt-collecting commercial landlords begin to circle

BRC reveals retailers' fears if £2.9bn total commercial rent debt is to be demanded from end of June as Government moratorium set to end

Footfall figures ‘a step in the right direction’ but demand ‘still fragile’, insists retail...

Commenting on the recently released Office for National Statistics (ONS) retail footfall figures for April, British Retail Consortium (BRC) chief executive, Helen Dickinson, has...

Retailers have lost out on ‘whopping’ £27 billion since first lockdown

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that the retail sector has missed out on around £27 billion due to the...

Non-essential retailers ‘vigorously discounting’ products to combat lockdown spending drought

Consumers are cashing in on non-food items as it's reported that non-essential retailers are continuing to drop their prices in response to England's third...

Socially responsible businesses more likely to survive pandemic, suggests BRC chief

British Retail Consortium chief executive, Helen Dickinson, has advised retailers and other businesses that having a social purpose could aid in their survival over...

Retail footfall growth slows as stricter measures come into place

Year-on-year UK footfall decreased by 30.1% in September, with only a 4.7 percentage point improvement from August.

High street sees steepest drop in March footfall in eight years

The UK’s high street has experienced the most substantial decline in footfall in eight years, which dipped by 6% in March compared to last...