UK retailers have seen a “concerning spike” in severe violence against employees and a continued rise in retail crime such as shoplifting, new industry data has revealed.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has welcomed a 'significant' vote today by MEPs in the European Parliament for a comprehensive overhaul of the EU payments market.
Britain's shop prices fell at the fastest pace since 2006 due to a slowdown in food inflation and discounts on clothes and electrical goods, new index figures revealed.
Suggestions for an alternative to the crippling business rates system should be welcomed, but a tax on energy consumption would be an unfair burden on manufacturers.
Retailers today revealed their proposals for mending Britain's much-maligned business rates system.