In other news, data from KPMG and the British Retail Consortium shows that retail sales comparable rose by 1.6% in July, as the heatwave boosted demand for clothing, picnic items and electric fans. Sales gained over 9% year-on-year.
“Despite consumer polls suggesting confidence is at an all-time low, this hasn’t translated to money not being spent at the tills, as consumers are determined to enjoy delayed holidays and an unrestricted summer,” said KPMG’s head of retail Paul Martin.
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