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More clothing independents replaced by charity and coffee shops


Having recently traveled around many towns in the North and Midlands, it is very sad to see the poor state of the retail landscape. Tattoo parlors, pound shops, e-cigarette retailers and charity shops seem to be dominating the high street, with empty shops also being abundant. More needs to be done to stop our town centers becoming ghost towns. Local and central government need to tackle this immediately. I understand that businesses have to stand on their own two feet. But, if we want to protect our metropolitan landscape and create long term and meaningful employment, we need to improve our town centers and stop making it difficult for retailers to trade. We have no shortage of talented retailers, just a shortage of fertile ground for them to build great businesses on.

Posted date

19 March 2015

Posted time

12:17 pm