National shop vacancies fall to lowest level since 2009

More shops than ever are occupied and staying occupied for longer, leading to a 0.6% drop in vacancies last month since the same time last year.

April saw shop vacancies fall to their lowest since December 2009 as more units are occupied for longer and long-term empty shops are removed from stock.

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