UK retail sales figures show 'decent growth'

UK retail sales volumes rose 1.4% in May from April, slightly ahead of analysts' forecasts.

Sales had slumped 2.3% in April, thanks to the wet weather and consumers panic-buying petrol in March.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales of clothes and shoes had boosted volumes in May.

Bryan Roberts, from Kantar Retail, told the BBC that the annual figures showed "decent growth" and that he was confident that things are improving.

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