Footfall slumped to its worst level this year in October, according to the British Retail Consortium’s data, despite positive reports that the economy is showing signs of recovery.

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-2.9%

October’s footfall rate year-on-year

-2.1%

October’s footfall rate against September

-3.6%

High streets’ footfall rate year-on-year, the biggest fall out of the UK’s shopping destinations

-2.9%

The footfall rate across shopping centres against last year

-1.2%

The footfall rate across out-of-town locations, showing a slight year-on-year improvement

-9.8%

Northern Ireland’s footfall rate, the lowest in the UK and a “significant” drop from the 3.1% slump in September

0.8%

The East of England’s footfall rate, the highest in the UK and the only area in growth

-2.7%

The drop in cutstomer visits across Greater London and Scotland

11.1%

October’s UK town centre vacancy rate, unchanged from last quarter’s rate reported in July

12

The percentage points between London’s vacancy rate and Northern Ireland’s

18.5%

Northern Ireland’s vacancy rate the highest rate in the UK

6.6%

Greater London’s vacancy rate, the lowest in the UK