In light of the crisis facing the UK retail sector, councils have an integral role to play in shaping the future of these once-vibrant public spaces – and indeed their future financial security relies on business rates income to which retailers have typically been major contributors. This week we bring you ‘3 questions to ask yourself about the future of your high street’, inspired by the latest LGiU briefing series on the topic.
Plus our regular roundup of Daily News stories, including the compulsory home-schooling register, North Yorkshire road-building enterprise, inadequate funding to tackle air pollution and disability tech for polling day.
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Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Blog: Doom on the high street?
- Briefing: High streets and town centres in 2030
- Briefing: Think holistic, not Hollister – breaking the cycle of decline in Britain’s towns
- Briefing: Going to town – putting towns on the policy map
- Briefing: Analysing the decline of the high street in the UK: Death of the British Saturday – or an opportunity?
- Briefing: Time for Towns: Closing the Policy Gap
- Briefing: Older generations to the rescue: the future of the high street
- Connected Local Government dot TV: Rough sleepers are just the tip of the homelessness iceberg
- Blog: Latest from LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce – April 2019
- Blog: The closest elections in history?
- Blog: In case you missed it…
- Guide: Ones to watch 2019: local elections
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