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Hybrid Working Keeps UK High Street Footfall 18 Percent Down on Pre-Pandemic Levels

Britain’s high streets have been hit hard by the shift to hybrid working patterns, with footfall 18 percent down on pre-pandemic levels last year, according to a report.
There has been a slow but steady recovery, with footfall rising by 10.8 percent between May and December across all retail destinations compared with the same months in 2021, according to Springboard, a consulting firm specialising in retail data analysis.
However, UK footfall for all destinations remains 14.2 percent lower in 2022 than in 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Owing to the shift to hybrid working, the high street has been hit particularly hard, with weekday footfall remaining 18.2 percent down on 2019 levels throughout last year….

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