Tackle high street decline the right way

By Andrew Carter | 24 September 2019
  • Andrew Carter

Turn to the business pages of any national newspaper and rarely a day passes without yet another story about the high street’s struggles. Boarded up shops have become proxies for the left-behind places so often talked about by politicians.

Earlier this month, culture secretary Nicky Morgan announced £95m to revive 69 urban centres with a strong ‘heritage’ focus. While the scope for this is broad, examples given for how to spend the money include restoring historic town and city centre buildings and old shop fronts.

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