Briefing: High street performance and evolution: a brief guide to the evidence

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 31, 2014
Majeed Neky, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • Business Improvement Districts
  • business rates
  • DCLG
  • economic development
  • high streets
  • planning
  • Portas
  • retail
  • Town centres
Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning, On your radar, central government, Public Service Reform and Corporate Performance, Sustainability and Environmental issues, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement
Related briefings

The Portas Review: The Future of our High Streets (December 2011)

Public car parking and local government: key trends and developments (January 2012)

Reinventing our Town Centres: Agendas for 2012-15 (May 2012)

Local Government Finance Act 2012 – Non-domestic rates (January 2013)

Planning update summer 2013 (June 2013)

The future of high streets: progress since the Portas Review (July 2013)

The vanishing high street: the Grimsey Review (September 2013)

The retail sector: update (May 2014)

The Future High Streets Forum, a group of stakeholders and experts convened by Government in 2013 to advise on and champion policies to support high streets and town centres, has commissioned an evidence review on the issues affecting high street performance and competitiveness, carried out by the University of Southampton and co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). As part of this a guide to the evidence for policymakers and practitioners has been produced, published in July 2014. This briefing summarises the guide and offers brief commentary on related developments and potential next steps for national town centre policy.

This briefing is relevant to councillors and officers across all areas and all tiers of local government, particularly those involved with planning and economic development.

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