As they work to drive shopper traffic back to London’s West End, the New West End Company, local authority Westminster City Council and landlord Crown Estate have announced the launch of a pop-up programme.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled what has been touted as the most important budget statement in decades. And there's plenty in the latest announcement that directly impacts the fashion and retail sectors.
The UK government at the weekend announced a new four-week lockdown for England with non-essential stores to close. But the BRC and NWEC's heads hit back saying scientific advice says shopping isn't spreading the virus.
City-centre shops and malls lost their lustre during the pandemic, but as lockdowns ease across Europe many stores in and around residential areas stand to benefit as consumers remain reluctant to venture far from home.
The body has called on the government to do more to support the fashion industry as it releases new data “that reinforces the stark reality of the impact of the global pandemic on the British fashion industry”.