Footfall weakens across UK but regional cost-of-living divide emerges

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While retail footfall has fallen across all parts of the UK, the cost-of-living crisis is deepening existing financial disparities between North and South.

In the four weeks to July 3, 2022, footfall to retail destinations across the UK fell to -14.2% below pre-pandemic levels, effectively wiping out the gains seen since April, according to the latest Springboard data.

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