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Firms Count Damage Done By March Cold Weather

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22121894

Both retailers and small businesses say the exceptionally cold weather in March damaged business activity.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said the number of people visiting shops last month was 5.2% lower than a year ago.

Meanwhile, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said the March freeze cost the UK's small businesses £174m.

It said more than half of small firms admitted that cold weather damaged demand and closed businesses.

Roll up, roll up get your excuses in early for a poor Q1.

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Wouldn't they say the cold weather boosted sales if we were still in boom times? More chocca mocha £3 lattes being sold to warm the shoppers up after paying £5 for parking their £40,000 4x4 (on credit or via MEW) who then go on to buy more winter clothing?

Inflation's turned us into a subsistence level zombie country. Nobody will say that though as there's inevitable cuts and closures to come with such an admission, whereas apportioning blame is soothing to the CEOs and others who want to keep their bonuses for as long as possible.

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Wouldn't they say the cold weather boosted sales if we were still in boom times? More chocca mocha £3 lattes being sold to warm the shoppers up after paying £5 for parking their £40,000 4x4 (on credit or via MEW) who then go on to buy more winter clothing?

Inflation's turned us into a subsistence level zombie country. Nobody will say that though as there's inevitable cuts and closures to come with such an admission, whereas apportioning blame is soothing to the CEOs and others who want to keep their bonuses for as long as possible.

I think the litmus test is those £5 car washing trolls in the supermarkets.

an unscientific approach but they (4 of them) were twiddling their thumbs on my way in to the shops and twiddling them on the way out an hour or so later (basket of goods I'm a slow shopper). Usually they are chocca, maybe sentiments have changed.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
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