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Future High Streets Fund

9 Jan 2019

The launch of Future High Streets Fund is there to modernise high streets and town centres.
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Decline in Boxing Day footfall

9 Jan 2019

The footfall numbers from Boxing Day have declined for the third consecutive year.
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9 Jan 2019

The Access to Cash Review published a report suggesting that the UK is not ready to go cashless yet.
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Government plans to extend plastic bag charges

9 Jan 2019

The Government plans to extend the charge of plastic bags to small retailers by 2020, with plans to increase the charge from 5p to 10p.
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Making Tax Digital pilots and webinars available

8 Jan 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is to come into effect on the 1st of April 2019, find out what you need to do and more helpful tips.

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APPCG meeting on latest updates from Manchester and London

7 Jan 2019

The APPCG hope you can join their next meeting on the latest updates from Manchester and London.
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20-70% correction in retail properties

18 Dec 2018

Fidelity is predicting a 20-70% correction in retail property as the sector gets de-rated due to rent cuts.
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Extension to High Street Rates Relief Scheme 2019

17 Dec 2018

ACS welcomes the announcement from the Welsh Government, which has confirmed an extension to the high street rates relief scheme for 2019-2020.
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2019-2020 Scottish Government's Budget

13 Dec 2018

The 2019-2020 Scottish Budget plan provided by ACS outlines the spending commitments from the Scottish Government with regards to retail.
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Free independent retailer training

12 Dec 2018

Mid Sussex District Council is offering local retailers to sign up now for free training to keep Mid Sussex high streets vibrant and alive.
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Future High Streets Fund

Posted on in Business News, Political News

Jake Berry, High Streets Minister MP, has launched the Future High Streets Fund as a vision to support local leaders to implement bold new visions to transform town centres into that of the future.

shopping centre 

This announcement followed on from the recommendation placed by retail expert Sir John Timpson to support local authorities in adapting to the evolving and changing nature that is the high street today.

Across the UK the urge to bid for a share of £675 million to transform local high streets into modern community hubs is in place.

The Future High Streets fund opened on the 26th of December 2018 following on from October's Budget and the recommendation of Sir John Timpson.

This money could help the high streets enter the new age where high streets are more than just shopping complexes but rather landmarks within cities and a growing community in itself.

Read all about the Future High Streets fund here.

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