High Streets Hub > lessening the burden of the unfair business rates system, the dwindling bank branch and ATM networks and the lack of adequate parking facilities in town centres

We have serious issues over the future of our high streets – as reported regularly on this blog:

Sir Hugo meeting shopkeepers

Sidmouth loses another high street shop

Businesses in Honiton are ‘seriously considering their future’ amid pressures facing Britain’s high streets

Shops closing across Devon

The government has appointed a panel of experts to help revitalise and overcome the challenges facing Britain’s high streets

Sidmouth loses another high street bank

 

There are new proposals to tackle the issues from the Federation of Small Businesses:

 

With thanks to the East Devon Watch blog:

“EVERY TOWN CENTRE SHOULD HAVE FREE PARKING TO ENCOURAGE BRITS TO RETURN TO THE HIGH STREET, NEW REPORT SAYS”

 

For spotting this piece in today’s Sun:

 

Every town centre should have free parking to encourage Brits to return to the high street, new report says

 

 Towns should have more free parking, a new report says

Every town centre should have free parking to encourage Brits to return to the high street, new report says

 

See also:

 

FSB High Streets Hub

The traditional high street is changing. Small retailers in particular, are facing a perfect storm of spiralling business rates and ever-increasing rents. On top of this, high parking charges, poor infrastructure and the loss of vital banking services, have added to the woes of small businesses.

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Federation of Small Businesses

   
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