Tag: Town Centres

Online Shopping Not Fazing Shopper’s Support of Town Centres

Uk high street takes biggest hit in April since 2008
Posted on 17 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

Despite online shopping dominating the retail market, the majority of shoppers still favour town centres, new research has revealed. The survey of 2,000 UK shoppers, conducted by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, 50:50 joint venture partnership... Read More

Rochdale introduces new Scheme to tackle High Street Vacancy Rates

Posted on 9 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Although the Chancellor has promised a review of the business rates system in the UK, towns remain concerned at the level of empty stores on their high streets in the meantime. However, Rochdale in the North West has made the decision to take matters into its... Read More

High Street Sales rise in July

Posted on 11 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

The recession remains fresh in the minds of high street retailers, and the recent stagnation of sales has proved worrying for many. However, July saw a comfortable bounce back with the BDO’s monthly High Street Sales Tracker recording a 1.7 per cent like... Read More

Will Britain’s ‘convenience culture’ transform the High Street?

Posted on 30 July, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

A new report by the Future High Streets Forum, in association with Southampton University, claims that Britain’s ‘convenience culture’ could prove to be the key to transforming struggling town centres. The report, called “one of the most... Read More

Forum claims Good Leadership leads to Great High Streets

Posted on 4 June, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

As consumer confidence continues to grow, improvements on the high street have seen retailers benefit from a boost in spending and an encouraging fall in the number of unoccupied properties. However, according to the Future High Streets Forum, it is not just... Read More

Retail Parks losing out to “Resilient” High Streets

Posted on 9 April, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Further evidence of shift in shopping habits emerges A seismic shift in shopping habits during the recession, and a land grab by the major supermarkets, are key factors in the revival of Britain’s blighted high streets. And its not just shoppers returning... Read More

Teenagers given Opportunity to Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills

Posted on 5 October, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The recession and resulting unemployment crisis made way for a wave of business start-ups, with many unable to find work instead deciding to hone their entrepreneurial skills. And while the recession may be over, the enthusiasm for self-employment remains,... Read More

New Initiative to Combat High Street Parking Issue Announced

Posted on 1 August, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

One of the key points in Mary Portas’ report detailing the reasons for the high street decline addressed the issue of town centre parking. Many drivers find that their local towns fail to provide adequate affordable parking, and as such turn to out of town... Read More

Which Christmas Lights Switch On is Happening Near You?

Posted on 12 November, 2012 by MOVEHUT under Business News

For many people, Christmas shopping doesn’t actually begin until town centres and high street shops alike are glowing with festive lights. The turning on of these lights is all part of the attraction, but when and where are this year’s Christmas lights... Read More

Industry Wide Group to Tackle Failing High Streets

Posted on 31 October, 2012 by Neil Bird under Industry News

Representatives from the property, retail and banking sectors have joined forces to tackle the problem of the UK’s failing high streets. The industry-wide group met for the first time last week and has subsequently announced which organizations have signed... Read More