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UK retail sales in May saw highest rise since start of Covid crisis

Shoppers returned to high street after lockdown measures were relaxed

UK retail sales surged in May by the most since the Covid-19 pandemic began as shoppers returned to high streets across the country after lockdown measures were relaxed, according to industry figures.

The British Retail Consortium said total sales increased by 10% in May compared with the same month in 2019, before Covid-19 hit consumer spending and tipped the UK into recession.

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