WOOLWORTHS. Littlewoods. Allders. Clinton Cards. And now Jessops. Last week the photography chain became the latest in a growing list of familiar names to disappear from our high streets.
Politicians tell us how concerned they are about “saving the high street” but although there have been initiatives aplenty (the Coalition has pledged a £5.5million package of support for 400 high streets in response to the 2011 Portas Review) the situation seems to be getting worse. In November, figures revealed one in nine shops in UK town centres was empty.
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