High street retailers have enjoyed two months of increased consumer spending, according to the British Retail Consortium.
- Like-for-like retail sales rose 1.4% in June on a year earlier
- Like-for-like retail sales rose 1.8% in May
The figures lift hopes the retail sector can contribute to growth in the second quarter of this year, with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to rise by at least 0.5%.
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