#8220;The rise in the amount of empty shops is definitely an unwanted indication from the heavy burden of property costs,#8221; stated BRC leader Helen Dickinson.
#8220;Following a long term of shop vacancies being below 10%, seeing them rise over that threshold once more is a bitter disappointment to a lot of.
The general trend in shopper figures would be a .4% decline for that month in comparison to this past year.
This really is based on the British Retail Consortium#8217;s monthly monitoring report, that also demonstrated that the quantity of people visiting the shops in This summer was lower .4% in comparison towards the same month this past year.
The United kingdom-wide vacancy rate of 10.1% marks the very first time the figure has breached the tenPercent threshold in at least a year, and it is b .5% increase on the amount of shops sitting empty in April 2016.