Category Archives: business rates

£10M fund to bring empty shops back into use

Following the Government’s response to the Portas Review of the country’s ailing High Streets, Local Government Minister Grant Shapps has put some money behind Mary Portas’ ideas. The funding package includes a £10 million High Street Innovation Fund.  Kick started … Continue reading

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Empty shop numbers set to rise in 2012

A new report from the Local Data Company predicts a rise in the number of empty shops on the UK’s high streets this year.  Weak consumer confidence, growing online sales and rising unemployment are all contributing factors. The report says … Continue reading

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Retail vacancies continue to rise, says new research

A new report published by the Local Data Company, which describes how the number of empty shops on the UK’s high streets rose to an all time high in 2010, paints a gloomy picture for the year ahead. Town centre vacancy … Continue reading

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