When a report headline says “Retail sales cease their decline in November”, it might not seem like the most exciting news in the world. But in volatile times such as these, it came as a relief to the UK retail sector.
British shoppers grew more cautious about their spending in the three months to September despite rising wages, official figures showed on Thursday, raising concerns about the economy in the run-up to Brexit.
British retail sales unexpectedly fell on the month in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before when major sales promotions encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed on Thursday.
Business groups have signalled that they’re losing patience with UK politicians as MPs reject the negotiated Brexit deal and rule out a no-deal exit altogether, but the government insists no-deal is still an option.
Online retailer Amazon will create more than 1,000 apprenticeship roles in Britain over the next two years, indicating the country's imminent departure from the European Union is not deterring it from investing.