26 March 2021
Retail sales volume increased slightly by 2.1 per cent in February 2021 following on from a slump in sales in January (decrease by 8.2 per cent), and slight growth of 0.3 per cent seen over the Christmas period in December.
03 March 2021
With the focus of today's budget on the hospitality industry, investment and innovation, the retail and travel sectors are left wanting.
19 February 2021
Britain’s January retail sales decreased by 8.2 per cent in volume when compared with December 2020 and fell by 4.9 per cent in comparison to the previous three months. Strong declines were seen in both clothing stores and fuel. This fell during a period when all non-essential retail stores were closed in England from 6 January with measures due for review in late February.
22 January 2021
The latest ONS retail sales release brings news of performance across the month of December but also for 2020 overall.
18 December 2020
Britain’s November retail sales decreased by 3.8 per cent in volume and 4.1 per cent in value when compared with October. This fell during a period when all non-essential retail stores were closed in England from 5 November to 2 December.
23 November 2020
November kicked off with positive headwinds for retail as commentators predicted record UK Singles Day sales hitting £1.4 billion. A record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday seemed sure to follow.
20 November 2020
Britain’s October retail sales saw an overall increase year on year of 4.8 per cent in value, but this was set against a backdrop of negative results in October 2019.
18 September 2020
Results from the latest ONS UK retail sales figures show growth for the fourth consecutive month in August amid a week of mixed news for retailers.
21 August 2020
Results from July’s ONS retail sales figures show the first full month of trade since non-essential stores in England were permitted to reopen by Government. Encouragingly there was growth for the second consecutive month at 3 per cent above pre-pandemic levels in February 2020.