Shop vacancy rate continues to improve
The figures show that the rate decreased by a further 0.1% to 13.4% in the month which is a marked improvement from a year ago when the rate was 14.1%.
Matthew Hopkinson, director at The Local Data Company, said: “The improving vacancy rate continues to show that empty shops are being reoccupied up and down the country. Within town centres alone this equates to over 200 new businesses a month.”
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