Footfall weakening

BRC Footfall & Vacancies Monitor

  • Footfall in the three months to July was 2.3% lower than a year ago, worse than the 2.0% fall in the previous quarter.
  • Footfall weakened in all types of locations, particularly high streets with a 5.5% fall, compared with out-of-town down 1.2% and shopping centres down 0.4%.
  • The hardest-hit locations in the past three months were Greater London (-8.9%), Scotland (-8.2%), and the East (-7.3%).
  • The national town centre vacancy rate in the UK was 11.4% in July 2012 (high streets and shopping centres), up from 11.2% in July 2011 when this survey began.

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