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News - 6 January 2011
Brighton continues to draw shoppers
Footfall in Brighton during the week before Christmas and the week between Christmas and New Year was up on last year.
It is important to remember that these weeks were tough last year as well so the rise isn’t quite what is seems. Nevertheless the week before Christmas was 9.7% up on last year and the week between Christmas and New Year was up 12.4%.
The big test for Brighton will come in the next few months. Are people going to be held back by the rise in VAT? Is there enough gloom to convince people that their best plan of action is to stay home and guard their wallets? And with the pound strengthening against the Euro can we even look forward to the influx of foreign visitors in the summer?....Watch this space.
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