I recently took part in a debate on the future of the UK retail industry. The retail industry is suffering heavily at the moment, especially with job losses. 74,000 jobs have been lost over the course of 2018, and town centre vacancy rates rose to 10.2% in April 2019.
Usdaw Union have called for urgent action to ‘Save Our Shops’ and have proposed a comprehensive and co-ordinated industrial strategy. I support these proposals and urge the government to do more to revitalise our high streets.
You can read USDAW’s full Industrial Strategy for Retail here:http://bit.ly/30x47HI