City Views | Are you surprised at the fall in retail sales?

COLIN HALL
OUR IT DEPARTMENT LTD

I’m not entirely surprised –people haven’t got the money in their pockets. The economic recovery is going to be very slow, and I’m still not convinced it will happen. Unemployment is still very high.

PETER MILLER
ELECTRONIC TRADING CONSULTANT

I’m not surprised. Most people, especially in the City, are worried about their positions and are not spending money on unnecessary things.

PHIL HODY
SMBC

Businesses are closing and shops are shutting down, you can notice it more outside London. The bottom line is that there is not enough work and people need to start saving more money, unfortunately.

These views are those of the individuals above and not necessarily those of their company