UK gov’t supports short term shops

The recent phenomenon, which allows a business to test trading by opening up for a short time in an empty space, has won backing from the Government.

Housing Minister Mark Prisk is advising towns to look at the option as part of efforts to fill vacant spaces and give small businesses an opportunity to try high street trading.

“The high street is changing, with businesses facing stiff competition from online and out-of-town stores,” said Prisk. “We are committed to rejuvenating the high street and want to ensure that there are no empty spaces left in our town centres while small businesses struggle to reach customers.

 

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