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Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Report published 21 February 2019.
The inquiry will examine the future role of the high street in contributing to the local economy and the health, cohesion and cultural life of the local community and the challenges faced amid changing demographic, technological and other trends in recent decades.
It will also look at how local areas are planning for the future of their high streets and town centres and creating the conditions to sustain them in the years ahead, as well as whether councils have the planning, licensing, tax raising and other tools needed to help local areas flourish.
Evidence given by Sir John Timpson, Chair, Expert Advisory Panel on High Streets; Jake Berry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (at 4.30pm).
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Wide reforms needed to secure thriving future for high streets and town centres in face of changing consumer behaviour