LONDON (Reuters) – British retailers endured their worst September since records started in the mid-1990s, a retail survey showed on Monday, adding to signs that the consumer economy is starting to crack in the run-up to Brexit.
The British Retail Consortium said total retail sales values declined 1.3% in the year to September. Average growth over the last 12 months declined to 0.2%, the lowest rate on record, the BRC said.
The figures had been due at 2301 GMT but the BRC brought forward their publication.
(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)