Half of all shops on the high street plan to cut staff over the next few months, as many struggle to stay afloat.
The warning from the British Retail Consortium comes as thousands of shop staff, made redundant since Christmas, try to find work.
ITV Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports.
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