British Retail Consortium and Springboard survey charts 2.2% decline in town-centre shoppers and 2.5% drop in shopping centre visitors over past 12 months

High streets and shopping centres in the UK are failing to woo customers despite an increase in the number of town-centre shops open for business.

The latest footfall survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard suggests there is still ample reason for concern over the death of the high street. During the past 12 months, the country’s high streets have seen a 2.2% decline in traffic, while the number of people frequenting shopping centres has dropped by a significant 2.5%, the report said.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS