Shop vacancies still at record highs

Posted: 20th June 2012

Vacant ShopAccording to the Local Data Company, one in seven shops in the UK High Street is currently vacant. The vacancy rate has remained substantially unchanged throughout 2012.
Traditionally, the retail trade fares worst in the winter months, although the dreadful recent weather will not have helped. Occupancy rates would normally start to pick up in the spring.
The current rate of shop vacancies is the highest on record.