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Retail Purchases Increase

uk-shopping-figures-increaseDespite the dismal retail reports during Christmas, retail sales have risen by 0.9% during January.

It was reported late last year that the UK high street was suffering – with less people visiting stores and instead opting to buy online.

But the Office for National Statistics has reported the jump, with furniture and sports goods sales leading the way.

Despite many still being out of work its thought the increased figures are due to the sales.