Footfall declines as cost-of-living impact grows

St Annes Square Manchester with pumpkin decorations in trees

Footfall across all UK destinations fell in October as consumers continued to feel the pressure of the cost-of-living crisis ahead of Christmas.

October footfall was 1.3% lower compared to the same period last year, highlighting the worsening impact of the cost-of-living crisis, according to the latest MRI Software data. This was the first annual drop in footfall since April 2021.

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