Shoppers cut back on Xmas as sales fall for record fifth month - EpicNews

Retail gross sales fell for a document fifth month in a row in December, as consumers continued to be cautious within the run-up to Christmas.

The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) reported that gross sales volumes fell by 0.6% on the earlier month.

Economists, a lot of whom had been tipping a ‘Boris bounce’ for client confidence after the Conservatives’ election win, had predicted an increase of 0.5%.

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