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Footfall down despite hopes for holiday peak

High street footfall declined slightly in the week leading up to the August Bank Holiday, despite hopes of a back-to-school summer holiday peak.

The Springboard footfall benchmark showed a decline of 0.2% in the week commencing 20 August, compared to the week before. In the same week last year, footfall rose 1.1%. So far this year footfall is down 1.4% in total.

High streets were particularly hit, down by 1.9%, compared to a 1.2% rise in the same week last year. Greater London showed the most significant falls in footfall, down 3% last week.

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