December 13, 2011
Following you can download a copy of both the Portas review, an independent review into the future of our high streets, as well as The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report Understanding high street performance
On 17 May 2011 the Prime Minister announced that he had asked Mary Portas, leading retail marketing consultant, to undertake a review of the English high street. The report was published on 13 December 2011: The Portas review: an independent review into the future of our high streets (PDF, 2.0 Mb) . You can also read the press notice: Mary Portas sets out her vision for the future of our high streets. The Government will respond formally to the report’s recommendations in due course.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has also published a reportUnderstanding high street performance, which explores the many factors impacting on the economic and social performance of town centres and High Streets. This study is intended to help inform government and local authority decision-making regarding town centres, high streets and local economic growth. It has also provided input to the Mary Portas review. View the full report (150 pages): Understanding high street performance (PDF, 2.1 Mb) . The executive summary is also available separately: Understanding high street performance: executive summary (PDF, 267 Kb) .
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