• Monday, October 18, 2021
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Today's Fatalities 166
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Business

UK shopper numbers improve in August, data shows

People wear face masks while shopping at Covent Garden in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

By: Sattwik Biswal

THE number of shoppers hitting Britain’s high streets, shopping centres and retail parks continued to improve in August, with the gap on the same month in 2019 reducing to -18.6 per cent from -24.2 per cent in July, footfall data compiled by Springboard showed.

Footfall in central London, which has been hit by an absence of foreign tourists and a reduced numbers of commuters, was 38 per cent below the 2019 level, Springboard said on Thursday (2), considerably better than -50.4 per cent recorded in July.

In large cities outside of the capital, the improvement in footfall in August was nearly double that in smaller high streets, putting them at a comparable level versus 2019 for the first time, Springboard said.

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