High Street

Mary Portas Pilots: The first twelve towns to become Portas Pilots and use funding and support to revive their high streets have been named

Mary Portas Pilots: First 12 towns revealed

By Peter Ruddick

The first 12 towns selected to be Portas Pilots and revitalise their town centres and high streets using a slice of £1.2m Government funding as well as support from retail guru Mary Portas have been named.

Benito's Hat Mexican Kitchen at the new King's Cross concourse will be the fourth site for the company and is described as a 'statement of intent' for the business

Benito's Hat King's Cross site a 'statement of intent'

By Peter Ruddick

Benito's Hat Mexican Kitchen founder and director, Ben Fordham, has declared the forthcoming opening of a King's Cross site a 'statement of intent' for the restaurant chain with plans for two more sites this year and a move outside...

Chuka Umunna MP says a temporary cut in VAT would help both businesses and consumers

Labour calls for VAT cut

By Lorraine Heller

The Labour Party has called for a temporary cut in VAT to 17.5 per cent as it embarks on a campaign to rejuvenate Britain’s high streets.

Pubs' adaptability should put them at the heart of the high street revival

BBPA: Pubs are key to high street revival

By Tom Allsop & Becky Paskin

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has claimed that pubs should play a central role in government plans to create more prosperous and diverse high streets.


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