BRITAIN’S struggling high streets have strew 100,000 jobs over a past 3 years – branch cities into “ghost towns”, it emerged today.
As large firms collapsed and internet selling soared in popularity, thousands of sell workers have been left jobless, according to central stats.
The news comes as a Lib Dems call for business rates to be scrapped in a bid to assistance out high travel shops.
New research by a Labour celebration shows there are 100,000 fewer Brits operative in a sell attention than there were in 2015.
And final year alone, a high travel mislaid a sum of 1,800 shops.
Major bondage like House of Fraser and BHS have depressed into administration, while even sell giants such as MS have had to tighten branches.
Companies censure a arise of Amazon and other online selling sites for pushing walk divided from city centres.
Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long Bailey pronounced today: “Our high streets are failing though a Government isn’t doing anything about it.
“Losing giants like House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer and New Look from city centres opposite a republic is alarming.
“Our communities, hundreds of thousands of jobs, and a economy, both internal and national, count on abounding high streets. The Tories need to take movement fast, before we turn a republic of spook towns.”
Labour are job on a Government to examine price-gouging by automobile parking firms and shops being left dull by landlords in an bid to solve a crisis.
Separately, a Liberal Democrats have launched a new process that would see business rates abolished and transposed with a taxation on a value of land.
The pierce is dictated to safeguard that businesses face a lighter weight – since taxation will tumble on landlords rather than emporium operators.
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