- Huw Hughes |
UK footfall across all retail destinations dropped by 1.2 percent last week from the week before, with high streets suffering the worst decline.
The latest figures from Springboard reveal footfall dropped 3 percent last week across high streets and 0.1 percent in shopping centres - retail parks were up 1.3 percent.
Those figures brought the annual decline in footfall across the UK to -32.9 percent last week, with the largest drops experienced in the devolved nations - -40.3 percent in Wales, -40.1 percent in Northern Ireland, -38.2 percent in Scotland, and -32.1 percent in England.
Diane Wehrle, insights director at Springboard, said in a statement: “The range of additional restrictions that came into effect at the end of last week have not yet had a noticeable impact on footfall in retail destinations generally across the UK.
“However, with the exception of Wales which entered a fire break for 17 days, retail stores are continuing to trade which together with the fact that the restrictions commenced on Saturday - the last day of the week period - mitigated the impact on the week as a whole.”
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