Royal wedding helps retail spending soar in May

Published: 14 Jun 2018 By TIM CLARK

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Warm weather and the royal wedding helped see retail sales soar in May according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Sales beat expectations last month, with year-on-year sales volumes rising by 3.9%, up from 1.4% in April. The ONS figures, which cover the period from 29 April to 26 May, show the value of retail sales rising by 6.3%.

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