Sunday, November 19, 2017

UK consumers remained “resilient” in October as sales beat expectations

Retail sales in October have beaten expectations according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as UK consumer “proved surprisingly resilient.”
West End

West End bucks national high street slump with another strong year

West End has bucked the nationwide slump that's plaguing the high streets with another year of strong growth buoyed by an increase in international spend. 

Inflation remains unchanged at 5-year high of 3%

Inflation in the UK unexpectedly held steady in October, but it still marked the second time since April 2012 that figure has been that high.
Children in need

JD Outdoors launches Children In Need campaign

JD Outdoors has launched a charity campaign in aid of Children In Need with stars including Louise Redknapp and Rebecca Adlington pledging their support.
October footfall

October footfall drops to lowest level since Brexit

Footfall decreased to its lowest rate since the Brexit referendum in October mirroring “the month’s paltry sales performance.”

More record breaking sales declines for October

October saw retailers suffer the worst sales in a decade as fresh data underscores the perfect storm facing the high street.
Mary portas

‘Portas Pilot’ towns see 1000 store closures as Mary Portas attacks business rates

A government backed programme spearheaded by Mary Portas has failed to stop the decline of high streets in 12 UK towns.  

“Anaemic” October sees worst non-food sales on record

Retail sales throughout October were dragged down by worst non-food sales performance on record despite food sales continuing to benefit from inflatio
business rates relief

Business rates relief expected in Budget

The Chancellor is reportedly eyeing the possibility of bring some relief to increase business rates by next April.
Paradise Papers

Queen’s private estate invested in BrightHouse through offshore portfolio

The Queen’s private estate has been revealed to have invested millions of pounds in BrightHouse, the retail chain criticised for exploiting financially vulnerable people.

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2017 UK Retail Report

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