UK Boxing Day retail footfall slumps 60% amid Covid-19 restrictions

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Overall retail footfall on Boxing Day in Britain fell 60 % in comparison to the former 12 months, marketplace researcher Springboard mentioned on Sunday, because the closure of retail outlets in massive portions of England because of Covid-19 restrictions hit considered one of retail’s busiest days.

London and big portions of south and east England at the moment are below Tier 4 restrictions, the place non-essential retail shops are closed.

Overall footfall in Tier Four spaces was once down 75.nine %, Springboard mentioned, with footfall down greater than 30 % within the much less limited Tier 2 and three spaces, the place non-essential retail outlets can keep open however there are restrictions on hospitality venues.

By Alistair Smout; editor: Jason Neely

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