It goes without saying that Covid has been an immense challenge for pretty much everyone – whether because of the disruption to businesses, or on a personal and human level. It can be hard to draw positives out of such a difficult time, but one side-effect of the pandemic, as I’ve noted before, has been a renewed emphasis on, and appetite for, shopping independent and…
Of course empty shops are a challenge – but what we read in the press doesn’t always bear scrutiny
When places like Hull are portrayed as having the “highest number of empty shops”, we first need to scrutinise the data behind those claims.
Explainer: High Streets Task Force versus Future High Streets Fund and Towns Fund
This plain-English explainer looks at what’s going on with the High Streets Task Force, Future High Streets Fund and Towns Fund, and how they are different.