Retail sales fall 0.4pc in November

Retail sales fell by 0.4 per cent in November from October, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics

The fall is slightly more than the 0.3 per cent monthly drop that economist had forecast and comes amid big discounting by High Street stores

Excluding fuel, retail sales fell 0.7 per cent on the month.

Retailers are under pressure as consumers cut back on spending.