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The retail industry is calling for urgent action on business rates from the government as high streets across the UK prepare for another wave of store closures.
North-east indies call for action on empty shopsSubscription
Independents in the north-east of England have called for action from local authorities to help fix the vacancy rates “crisis”, as more than 1,900 retail units lie empty in the region.
Number of new indies increases Subscription
The number of independent retailers that opened new stores in the UK was up 4.5% year on year in 2018.
UK store closures reach record levelSubscription
The gap between the number of stores closing and those opening on the UK’s top 500 high streets has reached record levels, new research for PwC compiled by the Local Data Company has shown.
Rise in retail vacancy rates Subscription
High streets, shopping centres and retail parks recorded a 0.3% rise in vacancy rates in Britain in the year to 31 December 2018, research from the Local Data Company has shown.
Smaller shopping centres hit by store closuresSubscription
Smaller shopping centres bore the brunt of store closures last year, research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC) shows.
The new UK retail hotspots and trends for 2018 Subscription
Drapers takes a look at the new retail developments set to emerge in the UK in 2018, while Local Data Company’s Matthew Hopkinson discusses the sector’s store count trends this year.
Shops close in 'Portas pilot' towns Subscription
Towns awarded a £1.2m grant in a bid to boost retail growth have lost 17% of their shops in five years, according to research commissioned by the BBC.
Fashion store occupancy dipsSubscription
Fashion and general clothing saw a 1.1% drop in store occupancies in the first six months of 2017, research from the Local Data Company has shown.
Brexit to redraw high street landscapeSubscription
There will be more churn in property portfolios over the next few years as retailers face up to a new landscape following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, experts warned at the Local Data Company’s (LDC) Retail and Leisure Summit in London this week.