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.
Chancellor Sajid Javid has shrugged off pleas by the retail industry for reform of the “broken” business rates system.
More than 50 retailers have written to new chancellor Sajid Javid demanding action to lighten the burden of business rates.