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Don’t blame the rain for the drop in high street shopping

21 April 2023

10:23 PM

21 April 2023

10:23 PM

Did retail sales really fall in March because of the wet weather? This is the excuse being trotted out by the ONS and many others this morning. Or is it really more a case of February’s surprise rise in sales being too good to be true, and the economy not being as perky as we have fooled ourselves into believing?

Sales volumes have been recorded by the ONS as plunging 0.9

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