Retail sales fall below lockdown levels as cost-of-living crisis deepens

High street with people walking on it

Retail sales slumped in June to levels not seen since the depths of the pandemic.

Total sales declined 1% against a rise of 10.4% in the same month the previous year, according to the latest data from the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

On a like-for-like basis, UK retail sales dropped 1.3% year on year.

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