Category Archives: Portas Review

Portas pilots

Towns including Margate, Stockport and Croydon have just been allocated £100,000 each and with the help of the Government’s “’High Street Tsar’ Mary Portas, they will use the money to liven up derelict shops, start new markets and advertise shopping … Continue reading

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£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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LDC launches Tool Kit for Portas’ ‘Town Teams’

February 2012 saw the highest level of shop vacancy rates on record, with 14.6% of shops on the UK’s high streets sitting empty. The Portas Review identified the need for change with an underlying theme of ‘adapt or die’.  To support … Continue reading

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