Labour plans to revive the UK high street

Labour plans to revive the UK high street

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is announcing plans to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops.

It will give them to co-operative businesses, community projects and start-ups in a bid to 'revive Britain's struggling high streets'.

The plan would apply to any property left vacant for 12 months; Labour says there are around 29,000 such shops abandoned throughout the country.

Corbyn says: "Boarded up shops are a symptom of economic decay under the Conservatives and a sorry symbol of the malign neglect so many communities have suffered. Once thriving high streets are becoming ghost streets. Labour has a radical plan to revive Britain’s struggling high streets by turning the blight of empty shops into the heart of the high street, with thousands of new businesses and projects getting the chance to fulfil their potential."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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