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‘Government must act to stimulate economy’

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

By ADRIAN JENKINS

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WEAK retail sales figures ‘are a serious warning to Government that more needs to be done to get the economy growing again – and quickly’, according to a Burton business leader.

Chris Plant, director of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, spoke after the Office for National Statistics published figures showing a month-on-month shop sales dip of 0.6 per cent.

He said: “Although businesses are still confident they can drive growth this year, they can’t do it alone.

“To kick-start growth, the Government must help retailers to support both domestic and overseas markets.”

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