Portas report set to give kiss of life to dying shops
The bob-sporting retail ‘guru’ has come up with a 28-point plan to help restore town centres to their former glories. Among her suggestions are the cutting of regulations for high street traders and plans for a national market day, where we all sell pigs to each other, or something.
Portas parped: “The model of the high street is so outdated. It is working in the same way that it did in the 1960s, but the 1960s are no longer here. Many [high streets] are sickly, others are on the critical list and some are now dead.”
Her report, which is due to be published today, was commissioned by the government. It is unclear where we’re all supposed to get the money from in order to resurrect the ‘sickly’ high streets. Perhaps that will be point 28 on the list.