Retail sales fall in July as wet weather takes a toll

Shoppers walking in rain down Bath high street

Retail sales fell in July compared with a steady rise in June as wet weather took its toll, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Sales by value increased 1.1% in July year on year but decreased 1% month on month as damp weather conditions impacted sales and footfall.

Sales by volume decreased 3.2% year on year and 1.2% from June to July.

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