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Lib Dems pledge to scrap business rates


The Liberal Democrats would deliver tax reforms to ‘revive struggling high streets’, leader Ed Davey will announce today.

High Court overrules Gove on M&S demolition


The Government’s decision to block Marks & Spencer’s plans to demolish and redevelop its flagship central London store was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.

Councils call for ‘autonomy’ under EPR


Councils must still have the autonomy to run waste services according to local need under new packaging reforms, the Local Government Association has said.

Vape industry proposes alcohol-style licensing scheme


A first-of-its kind licensing framework for the UK vape industry is being put forward in Parliament today.

The Trading Standards Crisis


John Herriman, chief executive at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, discusses the impact of the local government funding crisis on Trading Standards.

Vape sniffer dog uncovers £18.5k of contraband


A sniffer dog has helped Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards team uncover thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit e-cigarettes and tobacco.

Brighton Christmas market cancelled


Residents of Brighton and Hove will have to miss out on the Christmas market this year after the city council failed to find a commercial partner to fund it.

Bury Market partially closes for RAAC safety checks


Bury Market’s indoor stalls, which contain Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, have been closed for safety works.

High street facing ‘terminal decline’, union warns


The high street may be facing a ‘terminal decline’ as more than 420,000 traditional retail jobs have been lost since 2010, the union GMB has warned.

Council buys £14m shopping centre


Fareham Borough Council has spent £14m acquiring the town’s high street shopping centre and adjoining properties.

Pubs 'vanishing' at alarming rate as closures jump 50%


The number of pubs that have been demolished or converted into other types of use has risen dramatically, with over 380 ‘vanishing’ this year.

Council signs deal for Oxford Street revamp


Westminster City Council has signed a new agreement and approved the next stage of a £90m investment in Oxford Street this week.

Oxford to build hundreds of affordable homes


Oxford City Council has approved plans to develop 294 affordable homes, along with new retail spaces and community facilities.

Councils need ‘cohesive plan’ after loss of 6,000 stores


British Retail Consortium found that Britain lost 6,000 shops in five years and warned that councils must make a ‘cohesive plan’ to revive shopping areas.

Retailers criticise ‘extended producer responsibility’ scheme


A plan to make food manufacturers pay councils for the collection and recycling of packaging waste is facing opposition from retailers and manufacturers.

Crackdown on sale of vapes to children launched


A review of the rules governing the sale of vapes to under 18s could make it easier for local Trading Standards to issue fines and fixed penalty notices.

One in 10 takeaways fail food standards inspections


Councils should be enabled to spend more time ensuring food standards are maintained, study says as one in 10 takeaways are found to have failed inspections.

Westminster council takes on tax avoiding candy stores


Westminster City Council has declared war on US-style candy and souvenir stores that are failing to pay business rates or selling illegal or unsafe goods.

North East has highest percentage of empty shops


The North East has the highest percentage of empty high street shops in Britain, a new study has revealed.

New £350m fund could help communities revive high streets


A new study has called for the creation of a fund that can help local communities takeover empty high street buildings as a record number of shops stand empty.

Retailers tell Government to fix ‘broken’ business rates system


Retailers have urged the Government to reform the business rates system as part of the effort to help high streets recover from the pandemic.

Chelmsford sees largest increase in footfall since easing of lockdown


Chelmsford has seen the largest increase in footfall since non-essential stores opened earlier this month, but Exeter is where people are going into shops.

Councillors look abroad to learn how to ‘deliver a high street renaissance’


District councils are looking to Belgium for ideas about how to revitalize town centres.

High street hit as retail employment falls by 85,000


‘Weak’ consumer demand and ‘Brexit uncertainty’ have been blamed for the decline of the high street as figures reveal thousands of retail jobs have been lost.

High streets see ‘record decline’ in shops as 16 close each day


High streets have been hit hard this year with a record decline in store numbers being recorded for the first half of 2019.

High street retailers call for reform of ‘broken’ business rates


Over 50 high street retailers have signed a letter calling on Chancellor Sajid Javid to reform the business rates system.

Say ‘no to ugliness’, commission tells planners


Councils should 'say no to ugliness' in their planning decisions, according to a report commissioned by the Government.

Protecting town centres


Debenhams CVA: Josh Myerson and Andrew Haughey explain what councils and local authorities can do to protect their town centres.

Council chiefs warn of dangerous ‘must-have’ toys


Local government leaders are warning Christmas shoppers to avoid potentially dangerous and fake ‘must-have’ toys.

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