December footfall plunges as retailers plead for more government support

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Retailers have renewed calls for the government to provide the sector with greater financial support after footfall plunged during December.

Shopper numbers at destinations across the UK slumped 46.1% in the five weeks to January 2, according to BRC-ShopperTrak figures. 

High streets were the worst performing location during the crucial month for retailers, with footfall tumbling 49.5% compared with the same period last year. 

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