Worried consumers rein in March spending as private sector growth slows
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Britain’s economy is showing growing signs of stress from the soaring cost of living amid a sharp fall in retail sales and the biggest loss of momentum for service sector activity since Omicron hit businesses at the end of last year.
Figures showed that a bigger than expected decline in March retail sales was followed by a slowdown across the economy in April, with record inflationary pressures hitting businesses.
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