Monday, February 24, 2020
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Boris Johnson considers axing network of business councils

Downing Street officials are reportedly seeking to overhaul the network of five business councils set up in November 2018
January retail sales make a comeback after weak end to 2019

Retail sales improve in January after weak end to 2019

UK retail sales rebounded in January after a week end to 2019, with the so-called "Boris bounce" improving consumer sentiment.
YouGov has named John Lewis, Polo Ralph Lauren and HomeSense the brands most recommended by their consumers across the high street retail, fashion and general retail sectors.

John Lewis, Polo Ralph Lauren & HomeSense top YouGov’s Retail rankings

YouGov has named John Lewis, Polo Ralph Lauren & HomeSense the brands most recommended by their consumers across retail.
New immigration proposals don't meet retail's supply chain needs - BRC

New immigration system won’t meet retail’s needs – BRC

Leading industry groups have criticised the government’s new immigration system.
Inflation grows to highest rate in 6 months

Inflation grows to highest rate in 6 months

The basket of goods that average UK households buy has increased faster than expected.
Storms Ciara & Dennis leave big dents on UK retail footfall

Storms Ciara & Dennis leave big dents on UK retail footfall

New data has suggested that February's overall figures are in for a challenge after the two storms that battered the UK.
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Bicester Village suffers 85% shopper decline over coronavirus fears

Visitor numbers at luxury shopping outlet Bicester Village have reportedly dropped due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak.
BRC warns on higher prices for shoppers without EU trade deal

BRC warns on higher prices for shoppers without EU trade deal

Consumers face higher prices and reduced availability of goods if the government fails to make a pragmatic agreement with the EU.
Shop vacancy Paddy Lillis

Union calls for campaign to halt shop closures

Usdaw has called for action to stop store closures as the retail sector continues to report vacant units on the high street.
Frasers Group Mike Ashley

Frasers Group calls on government to review business taxes

Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has joined the BRC in calling for the government to “significantly modify” the current system.

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