The Retail Sector Council provides a single source of strategic liaison between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on behalf of all other Government Departments, and the retail sector. The objective of the Council is to accelerate positive change, increase the productivity of the retail sector and ensure it remains robust and sustainable to continue providing a beneficial service to consumers and the community. The Council will inform and challenge both the sector and government on the key issues the retail sector faces and potential solutions. Its objectives will be driven by industry and consumer needs.
The Council is made up of widely experienced figures from across all parts of the retail industry, including large businesses, SMEs, traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses and pureplay online retailers.