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One year on – ONS retail sales up and visits to the high street increasing
Jacqui Baker

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.

Budget 2021: disappointment for the high street and the travel industry is overlooked once more
Jacqui Baker

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.

January retail sales echo depressed state of the nation following lacklustre Christmas and no clear exit plan, says RSM
Jacqui Baker

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.

Giving her view as both a boutique owner and accountant, Jacqui Baker, RSM’s Retail Director comments on the latest ONS retail sales results
Jacqui Baker

22 January 2021

The latest ONS retail sales release brings news of performance across the month of December but also for 2020 overall.

November retail sales illustrative of the volatile times we live in now says RSM
Jacqui Baker

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.

Retail
Jacqui Baker

02 December 2020

Competition for consumer spending is tough and with retail facing wide-spread change, you need experienced advisers who truly understand your business challenges and ambitions.

Can Black Friday save bleak winter for retailers? Consumer confidence and margins will be tested
Jacqui Baker

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.

Halloween and panic buying give a boost to October retail sales
Jacqui Baker

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.

August ONS sales figures show best growth since May offering some hope to embattled retailers before countdown to Christmas
Jacqui Baker

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.

July ONS retail sales show the entrenched new habits of shoppers that continue post-lockdown
Jacqui Baker

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.

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