Today the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched The High Street Report, which sets out a series of recommendations based on the work of the Expert Panel, set up at the request of High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP in July 2018.
The panel was Chaired by Sir John Timpson, and included The Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa. The panel were asked to diagnose the issues facing our high streets and town centres. They were then asked to advise on the best practical measures that central government can take to help. The panel worked alongside MHCLG and the Institute of Place Management, which carried out research and helped support a series of evidence sessions in different parts of the country.
This report is a summary of the panel’s findings and recommendations, including those on the emerging High Streets Task Force and the £675 million Future High Streets Fund, which were announced by the Chancellor in the Budget on 29 October 2018.
Watch panel Chair John Timpson talking about The High Street Report on BBC Breakfast News.