In January, retail sales in the UK increased by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis, according to the British Retail Consortium/KPMG Sales Monitor. This compares to January 2017 when they had fallen by 0.6%. On a total basis, sales rose 1.4% in January, against a growth of 0.1% in January 2017. This is roughly in line with the 3-month . . .