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21 Mar 2023

The Walking and Cycling Alliance (WACA) has written to the prime minister urging him to reverse the controversial decision to cut the budget for active travel schemes in England – a move...

16 Mar 2023

Industry experts and trade associations in the retail sector have been expressing their disappointment at the support offered to retailers in the Chancellor’s Budget.

14 Mar 2023

New data shows that a majority of the UK public oppose the rising and unregulated costs British businesses face for simply accepting payments. With the cost of doing business at record levels,...

13 Mar 2023

From saving energy and lighting costs, to using biodegradable packaging and prolonging a product’s lifespan, Drapers Magazine has been looking at how independent retailers can improve...

8 Mar 2023

As the world marks International Women’s Day, the Association of Cycle Traders is among several industry organisations backing a new Diversity in Cycling campaign, a project led by the...

8 Mar 2023

Leicester residents are being offered the chance to borrow an e-bike free of charge as part of a new extended scheme to encourage more people to travel on two wheels. Would-be cyclists can loan...

7 Mar 2023

The UK economy could be boosted by £1.1 billion if one in five car journeys were taken by a shared e-scooter or e-bike, according to a new study funded by leading mobility firm Dott.

7 Mar 2023

Hundreds more bikes from Brighton’s former cycle scheme are being sent to Africa to support communities there.

2 Mar 2023

What is not in doubt is that a significant number of UK shoppers either wouldn’t make a purchase if retail finance was not available or would not spend as much as they do without being...

23 Feb 2023

The ACT will be joined by key service partners when leading trade show iceBike* returns as an in-person event for the first time since 2020 on Sunday 5th March and Monday 6th March at the...

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Check how your High Street has changed since 2020

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Creative News, Outdoor News

BBC analysis has shown that beauty salons and tattoo parlours have prospered on high streets while the number of banks and department stores has fallen. Places to eat and drink have also increased - despite social distancing.

HighstreetNow, it’s possible to find out how the high streets and shopping areas in each particular postcode area have changed since the beginning of the pandemic.

The full extent of changes to Britain's High Streets after two years of Covid lockdowns and trading restrictions is revealed in data from Ordnance Survey. The findings illustrate the changing face of the British High Street from a place to buy things to a place to do stuff - like get your nails done and meet friends for a coffee.

The figures are revealed by BBC analysis of 1.5 million records contained in the Ordnance Survey's "Points of Interest" mapping data, a comprehensive quarterly survey of businesses, facilities and services operating in England, Scotland and Wales.

For the full story and to enter your postcode area to check changes in your local High Street, click here: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-63799670

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