Future High Streets Forum launched

Following the Portas Review, the government has launched the Future High Streets Forum. The Forum will be co-chaired by Mark Prisk, Local Growth minister, and Alex Gourlay, chief executive of the health & beauty division Of Alliance Boots. Members include representatives from the British Retail Consortium, the British Property Federation, the British Council of Shopping Centres, the Association of Town & City Management, the Association of Convenience Stores, and John Lewis.

Mark Prisk said: “It is clear that our high streets will need to change to prosper. There is already great work being done across the country to revitalise the town centres, but it needs to spread further faster. The Future High Streets Forum will help us do that.”