“Retail matters. We account for 3 million jobs and £17bn of tax, and can play a starring role in helping the new government power growth, jobs and prosperity for all. Retailers are looking for stability, of course, but also for government to provide the conditions for growth, through better skills, infrastructure and planning. Most of all, we must urgently fix the broken, damaging and unfair burden of business rates. We urge the government urgently to consult and act on all of this and, as they do so, we at Currys will engage with them all the way.”

Alex Baldock CEO, Currys PLC