The Caithness Business Index has posted the following article:

High Costs Hurting Households And Retailers

[IMG][/IMG] Responding to the latest ONS Retail Sales Index figures, Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: "Retail sales are being squeezed by a combination of low demand, high inflation and rising costs. The fall in demand comes as consumers reign in their discretionary spending following a significant reduction to real incomes for households across the UK. [Read Full Article]