Shop sales figures fall by 3.1%

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MAY 21:  Shoppers walk past shops on the main shopping street in Broadmead on May 21, 2015 in Bristol, England. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) UK retail sales rose by 1.2% in April, the strongest increase since November as the warm weather boosted sales.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Shoppers walk past shops on the main shopping street in Broadmead on May 21, 2015 in Bristol, England. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) UK retail sales rose by 1.2% in April, the strongest increase since November as the warm weather boosted sales. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)