UK: April retail sales fall as prices start to rise
UK retail sales in April fell for the first time in three months according to figures revealed by the Office for National Statistics on Friday (18 May).
Sales fell 0.1% after a 0.5% gain in March, amid signs of rising prices and the impact of four interest-rate increases since August.
Price rises were highest at food stores, textiles, clothing and footwear, the report showed.
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