Better weather lifts sales for clothes and shoes

The warmer temperatures in May and June lifted sales on the high street.
The warmer temperatures in May and June lifted sales on the high street. Credit: Press Association

Warmer temperatures in May and June lifted sales of clothing and footwear to give the high street a much needed boost, the British Retail Consortium said.

Sales rose for the second consecutive month in June, raising hope that a recovering in consumer spending was beginning to fuel the economy.

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Sunshine lifts high street sales

Better weather lifted sales of clothing and footwear in June to give the British high street a welcome boost. Like-for-like sales rose 1.4%, following a 1.8% rise in May, the British Retail Consortium said.