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  • Bolton high street

    Brexit to redraw high street landscapeSubscription

    News20 September 2016

    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.

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    Fashion store occupancy dipsSubscription

    News28 July 2017

    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.

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    Shops close in 'Portas pilot' towns Subscription

    News8 November 2017

    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.

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    The new UK retail hotspots and trends for 2018 Subscription

    Features28 December 2017

    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.

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    Smaller shopping centres hit by store closuresSubscription

    News5 June 2018

    Smaller shopping centres bore the brunt of store closures last year, research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC) shows.

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    Rise in retail vacancy rates Subscription

    News31 January 2019

    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. 

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    UK store closures reach record levelSubscription

    News10 April 2019

    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. 

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    Number of new indies increases Subscription

    News28 May 2019

    The number of independent retailers that opened new stores in the UK was up 4.5% year on year in 2018.

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    North-east indies call for action on empty shopsSubscription

    News12 September 2019

    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.

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    'Broken' business rates take toll on high streetsSubscription

    News21 January 2020

    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.