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High Street retailing and shops

The traditional High Street remains a focus for small businesses and retailers across the country, despite the growth of Internet shopping and out-of-town retailing. This is our archive of articles with news and advice on the complex issue of the nation’s high streets.

News

50 shops closing a day in the UK

Number of shop closures across the country hits five-year high with up to 18,000 expected to close this year

News

Mary Portas calls for more Government help to save high street firms

Retail guru Mary Portas wants the Government to support businesses through the cost of doing business crisis

Podcasts

Gerald Ratner: ‘I don’t think it’s right that there’s such a stigma attached to failure. It’s a British disease’

In this episode of Small Business Snippets, Tim Adler meets Gerald Ratner, an author, motivational speaker and businessman

News

Only 10% of customers planning to go back to shops when they reopen

Shops are preparing to throw open their doors this Monday, June 15 but will there be anybody to walk through them?

News

Four out of 10 shop workers refuse to go back to work without PPE

With all shops reopening on June 15, 42% of shop workers say they will stay home unless small business owners provide them with PPE

News

4 ways small shops can reinvent themselves post coronavirus

Embracing technology such as click and collect, shoppable Instagram posts and even making queuing part of the personal shopping experience will help, argues Chris Giddins.

News

Hike corporation tax to cut business rates, urge retail bosses

Retail bosses to call on government to increase corporation tax to 21% to slash business rates by £6bn

News

Shoppers to spend £4.4bn with small retailers this Christmas

British shoppers to buy nearly one fifth of presents from independent retailers, spending on average £88 with indie shops

Business management

What will the future high street look like?

New research reveals what the future high street could look like based on what modern shoppers want to see.

News

Why high street planning policies need reform in 2019

Councils and local planning departments are being criticised for stifling high street diversity, with a strong call for reform this year.

News

Small shop owners face challenges of low income and high overheads

Small shop owners are facing an uncertain time in 2019, with income down, overheads up and growth plans largely on hold.

Business Technology

Wi-Fi: the key to getting customers back on the high street

Here, Rees Flynn of WiFi SPARK tells us why a premium Wi-Fi connection is essential for the future of high street shops.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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