Government to investigate retail

The all-party Department for Business, Information and Skills (BIS) Committee has announced plans to hold an inquiry into the UK retail sector. It will look at the Government’s support for the retail industry, including the response to the Mary Portas Review. Chaired by Labour MP Adrian Bailey, the BIS Committee has asked for written submissions by April 15 on:

- Progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Portas Review;
- The impact of online sales and direct sales on high-street retailers;
- The skills needed for a successful sector;
- The regulations and costs affecting the sector.