Retail Insights

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19 May 2016

Household income boosted by fall in inflation

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell to 0.3 per cent in April from 0.5 per cent in March – lower than consensus expectations of a 0.5 per cent rise. Air fares and clothing prices, which caused the Ind...

10 May 2016

Brexit - A Retail Industry Perspective

It is argued that both the break with the EU, and the uncertainty associated with it, would be damaging for businesses and could undermine the UK’s economic recovery.

In reality, should Brita...

04 April 2016

Is consumer spending about to lose steam?

Consumer spending has grown strongly over the last three years with the underlying backdrop for households supported by strong employment growth, record-low interest rates, low levels of inflation and...