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Footfall drops across most of the UK

Footfall across many UK destinations dropped last week compared to the same period last year.

High streets showed the biggest fall, according to Springboard data shared exclusively with Drapers. Figures showed that for the week beginning August 31, footfall was down 3.3% compared with the same week last year.

The number of visitors to shopping centres was also down, with a drop of 1.6% year on year. Retail parks saw a 1% increase however, meaning the overall drop on the Springboard Index was 1.9%.

Retail parks in Greater London had the biggest rise in footfall, up 12.7%, with all other regions showing a rise except for the North and Yorkshire regions where footfall dipped 0.5%.

This rise at retail parks, the only positive figure in the data, was despite a drop of 2.7% on a week on week basis.  Retail parks in the Greater London area were still the most resilient, with footfall up 3.7% on a weekly basis.

The overall drop in footfall across all retail destinations on a week on week basis was 2.1%. High streets saw footfall drop 1.8%, with shopping centres down 2.1% week on week.

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