Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tag: Andrew Carter

Covid-19 has emptied high streets, councils must let businesses bring them back

Covid 19 emptied high streets councils must let business bring them back
While the end of lockdown and restrictions has brought some life back, the effects of the pandemic are still being felt on high street across the UK - especially where council’s are blocking legitimate new businesses from the gaming and gambling sector.

Last resort: Seaside footfall drops by half as government urged to act

Centre for Cities UK Coastal resorts Seaside Footfall
With footfall at UK coastal resorts dropping by almost half this autumn, the government must act fast to shore up coastal communities already suffering long-term economic neglect - or risk the £8bn delivered annually by seaside tourism to the UK economy.

Blackpool numbers way up on pre-lockdown levels

Blackpool busy post lockdown
An anecdotal surge in footfall at Britain’s coastal resorts has been borne out by hard numbers - with research by think-tank the Centre for Cities suggesting visitation is up in Blackpool a full 30 per cent on pre-lockdown levels.

Eat Out to Help Out boosts recovery by the seaside

Eat Out to Help Out seaside boost
The government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme is boosting seaside economies up to eight times more than it is in large cities, according to analysis by think tank the Centre for Cities - but Britain’s high streets still need more than just a recovery.