After the snap election resulted in a hung parliament, Retail Week spoke to retail executives to gauge reaction across the industry.
Thursday’s election outcome will see retailers diving for cover and throwing away the keys to the vault.
Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election backfired as the Conservative Party lost its majority, plunging the UK into further political uncertainty.
The Government must do more to engage with retail and other industries that risk being “left behind” by its industrial strategy, MPs have recommended.
Retail bodies have hailed MPs’ decision to reject a no-deal Brexit as “an encouraging first step” – but urged Government to find a new solution “very quickly”.