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High streets and town centres in 2030 inquiry

Inquiry

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.

Terms of Reference

  • The role of high streets and town centres in contributing to the local economy and the health, wellbeing, cohesion and cultural life of the local community
  • The economic, demographic, social and technological challenges facing high streets and town centres and how they are likely to develop over the next ten years
  • How high streets and town centres are adapting to meet these challenges, the conditions necessary for sustainability, for example, residential development and related infrastructure, and how local areas are planning for the future
  • The outlook for high streets and town centres that cannot rely on consumer spending and business growth and investment
  • Whether councils have the planning, licensing, tax raising and other tools needed to help local areas flourish and how they make use of these
  • The legacy of the Government’s previous work on the high street, including the Portas Pilots, the Future High Streets Forum and the Great British High Street

Reports, special reports and government responses

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11th Report - High streets and town centres in 2030
Inquiry High streets and town centres in 2030 inquiry
HC 1010
Report
Response to this report
Government Response to the Committee's Eleventh Report: High streets and town centres in 2030
CP 84
Government Response
11th Report - High streets and town centres in 2030 (Enhanced HTML)
Inquiry High streets and town centres in 2030 inquiry
HC 1010
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 January 2019
Inquiry High streets and town centres in 2030 inquiry
Witnesses 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).
Oral Evidence
19 December 2018
Inquiry High streets and town centres in 2030 inquiry
Witnesses The Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Mike Williams, Director of Business and International Tax, HM Treasury.
Oral Evidence
17 December 2018
Inquiry High streets and town centres in 2030 inquiry
Witnesses Lesley Smith, Director Public Policy, UK & Ireland, Amazon UK, Andy Mulcahy, Strategy and Insight Director, IMRG, Julie Howkins, eCommerce Development Manager, Hive.co.uk, and Clayton Hirst, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, John Lewis Partnership; Katharine Wynne, Director of Investor Relations, Debenhams, Kevin Frost, UK Property Director, Cineworld, and Tim Richards, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vue International (at 4.45pm).
Oral Evidence
R3intelligence (HST0090)
Marketplace Sellers Association (HST0089)
NewRiver (HST0087)

Contact us

Please note that the contact details below are for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

  • Email: luhccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1975 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA