UK April retail sales mm 2.3% vs 1.1% exp

UK April retail sales report now out 18 May
– -1.4% prev from -1.8%
– core mm 2.0% vs 1.0% exp vs -1.2% prev from -1.5%
– core yy 4.5% vs 2.6% exp vs 2.8% prev from 2.6%
Better than expected and upward revisions with warmer weather being cited as a key factor