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Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England from July 24

From 24 July, the government has said that face coverings must be worn in shops in England.

FlyResearch poll: week 13 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the thirteenth wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey, published on June 25 and sourced from data collected on June 19.

Partial retail recovery in May

ONS statistics revealed on Friday showed that retail sales last month increased by 12 per cent on April.

All non-essential shops in England to reopen from Monday

Business secretary Alok Sharma has said that non-essential shops in England will be able to reopen from Monday June 15, on the condition that they meet “Covid secure” guidelines.

Non-essential shops to reopen in June

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that all non-essential shops in England will be able to reopen from June 15 if they are able to comply with official Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Retail sales in April fall by record levels

The Office for National Statistics [ONS] has revealed that British retail sales declined by a record amount of 18.1 per cent in April, as the Covid-19 lockdown took its toll on shops.

ONS: UK inflation fell to 0.8 per cent over April

The Office for National Statistics [ONS] has said that the UK inflation rate dropped to 0.8 per cent in April 2020, having been at 1.5 per cent in March.

Shared Earth founder writes to MPs over post-Covid-19 priorities

Jeremy Piercy is the founder and managing director of Fair Trade and eco business Shared Earth. As the UK charts its course through the Covid-19 storm and out of the other side of the pandemic, Piercy, along with other members of the company, believe that the government must appropriately consider the future of small retailers and rebuild the economy with the climate crisis in mind. To this end, he has written to roughly 100 cross-party MPs to share his thoughts.

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