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Footfall rises across the UK

Footfall across the UK rose last week as London and the Southeast posted strong increases in visitor numbers.

In the week to March 30 footfall across the UK rose 2.1% year-on-year, increasing 6.6% week-on-week, according to figures shared exclusively with Drapers from Springboard Index.

Retail parks fared the best recording a 4.4% year-on-year rise. Shopping centres also delivered strong growth with a 3.9% rise as high streets reported a 0.3% hike.

The East delivered the strongest growth over the week with footfall up 9.1%. The Southeast and Greater London also posted positive growth with footfall rising 5.5% and 5.3% respectively. Northern Ireland and Scotland however both reported declines for the week with footfall dropping 4.1% and 3.3% respectively.

Yearly figures were however down when comparing the week to March 29 with total footfall down 0.7% as the fall of Easter skewed the comparisons.

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  • I do believe Mothers Day had a great effect on these figures. Always a welcome boost, whenever it falls!

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