The British Retail Consortium has reported that more than half of high street stores will be making staff cuts this spring.
ITV Daybreak spoke to Fiona Wilson from the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, she said: "We would expect to see some seasonal changes in the new year".
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