It is encouraging that a survey carried out by Visa reports four in five shoppers said they were shopping local as much as or more than before the pandemic.
Commercial Property Advisors (CPA), business rates specialists, believes that local communities should be supported, as they contend with the challenges of repeated lockdowns. Local firms are the best guarantee of life and vibrancy in an environment from which many big beasts of retailing have fled.
In particular, CPA backs the proposed "nationwide local shop site" run by the British Independent retailers' Association (BIRA).
Restoring footfall is key to protecting our high streets, and CPA offers free advice on how changing circumstances may qualify firms for appealing their rates, set in more buoyant trading times.
Contact CPA today if you think that your business meets the criteria for rates appeals, and the opportunity to win thousands in rebates.