Brighton City Centre has seen a dip of vacant shop units from 6.97% to 6.72%, while the Business Improvement District stands at 6.16% vacant.
The national average is currently 12.2%.
The city’s independent retails sector also continues to thrive.
The wider city centre currently contains 69% of independent businesses versus 31% nationally.
In the BID area that drops to 66% of independent traders.
Nationally, 65% of businesses are independently owned.