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Multi million package of support to revive the country’s high streets

And so the headline reads from the DCLG press release. For the lucky fifteen new Portas Pilots they will be sharing £1.5 million of Government funding. For the unsuccessful 392 the multi-million package is not quite so generous. If they can sign up their local MP (and why would an MP not want to sign-up? The alternative would seem to be foot shooting pf the highest order) the unsuccessful can share £5.5 million between them. This does look like Government wanting to sweeten the bitter pill of disappointment and grab the headline that “multi millions are going in to our town centres”. This does not mean that for one moment we want to decry the £14,000 apiece that this works out … Continue reading

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