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Does high street have a future as 1,123 stores vanish in six months?

The British Retail Consortium called for action on business rates in response to the PwC report on the high street that contained the numbers. But even eliminating the levy wouldn’t stop shoppers’ moving online 

UK retail prices drop for third consecutive month

The drop in overall shop prices matched the shallowest rate of shop price deflation for the last four years

Cost of Royal Wedding bank holiday to UK economy will be short-lived

Professional services firm PwC in 2012 estimated that the economic benefit from the 2011 Royal Wedding to London from visitors’ expenditure alone was around £107m

Christmas dinner price ‘rises by 14 per cent’

Typical list of 12 items comes to £10.71 per person

Shoppers boosted by record fall in food prices

Drop likely to be temporary as cost of imported goods has already risen sharply