New year footfall hit by strikes and economic uncertainty

Newcastle upon Tyne city centre

Retail footfall in January has dropped significantly compared to the previous month due to train strikes and cash-strapped customers spending less after the festive season.

Footfall fell by 18.8% in January 2023 from December 2022, compared to a rise of 5.8% in December from November.

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