Shoppers walk past a government advertisement in Newcastle, UK, on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Retail sales volumes fell 8.2% compared with December, a far bigger fall than the 2.5% decrease forecast.
British retail sales rebounded much more strongly than expected last month as the country gradually relaxed its coronavirus lockdown, but public borrowing hit a record high and debt passed 100% of economic output.
Britain’s high street faces more than 5,000 job cuts after two of its biggest names said that customers were unlikely to return to their old shopping habits after the coronavirus crisis, in the latest blow to the country’s ailing economy.
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