Thousands of UK shops left empty as high street crisis deepens

High street shopping

The number of shops lying empty soared by more than 7,500 last year, according to new data that lays bare the crisis on the high street.

A rapid rise in the number of barbers, beauty salons, vaping stores, cafes and restaurants or bars was offset by the closure of hundreds of banks, pubs, estate agents and fashion shops, analysis of the UK’s top 650 shopping locations has revealed.

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