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Retailers report sales jump in June, says trade body

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shoppers queued outside Primark when it reopened on 15 June Demand for home comforts and remote working equipment helped retailers see their biggest monthly sales jump in more than two years in June. The joint British Retail Consortium-KPMG monitor reported total UK sales up 3.4%, against a 1.6% fall in June 2019. It was… Read more →

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Covid-19: Future furlough changes ‘another pressure on retailers’

Image copyright Matthew Horwood Image caption Some businesses have said tapered furloughing will be beyond their means There has been mixed reaction from the business community to future changes to the government’s furlough scheme. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out how employers will have to start sharing the cost of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from August. They will have… Read more →