M&S clothing sales continue to fall

Press Association
Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer

Marks & Spencer has reported an eighth successive quarter of falling sales in its clothing division as boss Marc Bolland insisted that performance was starting to improve.

The decline in like-for-like sales of 1.6% for the 13 weeks to the end of June was broadly in line with expectations and comes hours before Mr Bolland attempts to convince investors that his recovery plan is on track.