Fashion retailers worst hit as shops blame sales slumps on poor weather and lingering low consumer confidence, according to accountants BDO

The UK high street has endured its worst summer in six years, as volatile weather and the lure of restaurants and holidays kept shoppers away.

Underlying sales, which exclude new store openings, slipped by 1.1% in July according to accountants BDO, meaning stores have seen three consecutive months of decline for the first time since 2009. Sales fell by 0.9% in May and 2% in June.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS