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News - 15 March 2013

Brighton City centre retail vacancies increase

The total number of vacant retail units in the city centre has increased while the Business Improvement District sees a distinct improvement.

The latest city centre health check, carried out by Brilliant Brighton (the City's Business Improvement District) shows an overall increase in the total number of vacant premises to 5.10%, up from 4.98% in September 2012.

Meanwhile, the Business Improvement District, [the area where businesses pay an additional levy on top of their Uniform Business Rates towards a range of projects to improve their trading conditions] has seen a sharp turnaround in its total number of vacant units; now down to 5.66% from 6.03% in the last quarter of 2012.

The results spell good news for the city's BID, with the national benchmark now at 14.2%.

The healthcheck also comes with information on footfall and retail sales.  To download all the data, just click on the link below.  

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Click here to download the all the latest data from March 2013

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