HIGH STREET IMPROVEMENTS 50 towns to share £1bn to improve high streets


Fifty towns in England will be given a share of £1bn to revitalize their struggling high streets.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the announcement means more than 100 high streets will be supported by the High Streets Fund.

The money could be used for schemes such as improving transport links or converting empty shops into homes or offices.

The news comes as high street retailers fight to stay in business, with mass store closures, job losses, and profit warnings.

Mr Johnson said: “Our high streets are right at the heart of our communities, and I will do everything I can to make sure they remain vibrant places where people want to go, meet and spend their money.