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Local Currency for the High Street

Local Currency for the High Street

You might not be aware of this, but the residents of Bristol have actually had their very own small business currency for almost a year now. The Bristol Pound is the first independent city-wide currency of its kind and is now accepted as a form of payment by over 600 businesses in the region. The…

UK high streets benefit from July heatwave

UK high streets benefit from July heatwave

It seems that sunny summer days of July were not only good news for our suntans in the UK, but they also meant a very decent spell for the High Street too. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said that sales were up by 2.2% on July 2012, fuelled mainly by the rush to buy summer…

UK: Cash still important for High Street

UK: Cash still important for High Street

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed that cash is still the king when it comes to UK retail sales. In an analysis of 10 billion retail payments in 2012 (accounting for 60% of total sales), cash was the preferred method of payment for 54%. But worryingly, the amount of transactions and money spent was…

Ecommerce Set for the High Street

It’s good news for the economy, after the first quarter has shown some promising results for the UK economy. Since the economic crash of 2008, it’s been a rough ride for the UK. With the economy growing and falling so much in recent years, according to the Guardian, the rise of 0.6% from the previous…

Infographic: The Importance of Local Business

Infographic: The Importance of Local Business

Small businesses on the High Street play a valuable role in the economy. But did you realise how important their contribution actually is? The infographic below demonstrates how spending your money at independent businesses has a far greater benefit to your local economy. It will actually generate 70% more local economic activity per square ft.…

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