The body has called on the government to do more to support the fashion industry as it releases new data “that reinforces the stark reality of the impact of the global pandemic on the British fashion industry”.
The New West End Company is calling on the UK government to introduce tax-free shopping for European tourists post-Brexit as what should be Britain’s busiest shopping area continues to see a mere trickle of visitors.
Footfall researcher Springboard said retail visitor traffic from June 15 up to June 21 rose, but was still weak by normal standards. And the West End continued to reel from the absence of tourists and office workers.
London's West End is preparing for reopening in the next few weeks with the New West End Company issuing strategy guidance and saying markdowns will be off the menu as they could encourage unsafe shopping.