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Just how bad is 2018 going to get for retailers?

A mere glance at news headlines will paint a rather gloomy and oppressive picture of the health of the UK retail sector currently. But just how bad is 2018 likely to get, and is there light at the end of the tunnel?

These were the principal questions the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) set to tackle when they met in mid-April 2018.

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Post Spending Review: the impact on the retail sector?

KPMG/Synovate Retail Think Tank White Paper – #18 -Low growth environment set to remain – no death knell for the sector -But the effects of the Review will exacerbate current regional trends Part 1: Executive Summary Introduction The coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) had been widely anticipated by consumers and retailers alike, given the…

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How will the rise in VAT affect the UK retail sector?

– VAT rise should have minimal impact on the health of retail sector, says Retail Think Tank –– But it could also inadvertently act as a catalyst for wider economic changes that may adversely affect retail spending – Part I: Executive Summary The rise in VAT to 20 percent in January 2011 is far from…