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Retail sales cool off as wet weather dampens spirits on high street

Retail sales data shows that non-food stores in May saw a slight increase by comparison to April, however the sector-by-sector breakdown paints a different...

April retail sales over 10% higher than pre-pandemic figures as customers return in droves

However, online sales did take a dive across all retail sectors as shoppers began to embrace the return to normality and bricks-and-mortar stores

March retail sales top February 2020 pre-pandemic numbers, says ONS

New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that consumers were beginning to spend more in anticipation of the reopening of non-essential...

Consumers ‘have done the British high street proud’ in first week back in shops

Office for National Statistics showed indicators such as footfall, non-essential purchases, average item cost and online job adverts were all up

Lowest number of UK retail jobs since 1999 as pandemic continues to impact businesses

Government research has revealed that the number of retail jobs across the UK has taken a hit of 67,000 year-on-year, with the total figure...

Annual retail sales in 2020 see greatest drop since records began

Last year witnessed the largest drop in annual retail sales since records began over 20 years ago, according to the Office for National Statistics...

UK employment drops to lowest figure in over a decade

More than 700,000 Britons have become unemployed since lockdown began, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. July unemployment statistics...

Respite for UK retailers as sales rise more than expected in November

New figures from ONS show sales increased 1.4% from October, beating the 0.3% predicted rise experts forecasted.

Jewellery shops credited with leading the retail fightback after notable sales spike

Britons are defying the Brexit gloom and splashing out on jewellery and watches, figures published yesterday reveal. Sales of jewellery shot up 2% in the...

UK retail sales make sharp December drop but fourth quarter still strong

Retail sales in the UK fell much more than initially predicted in December, data has shown. A report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...