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The industry debate: the big issues facing the health of UK retail

12 Mar 2024
Main Stage
Main Stage

Business rates, retail crime, planning policy… the headwinds facing the industry are real, and the list goes on. In the run-up to the general election, we bring to the stage retail authority, Andy Higginson, chair of JD Sports and the BRC, to debate with retail leadership specialist, Sally Elliot, CEO of Spencer Stuart, the major issues still impacting retail. Hear about progress being made, where and why it’s stalling, and what this means for every retailer.

We explore:

  • Developments and setbacks

  • Where the government has supported retail, and where it hasn’t…

  • How we can all do more to collaborate and drive policy change for the health of UK retail

Andy Higginson, Chair - JD Sports
Sally Elliott, Co-leader of Global Retail Practice - Spencer Stuart