UK shoppers stay away from high street over Christmas amid Brexit fears and the pull of online

Footfall on the high street over holiday season fell for the third year running

The lure of picking up a bargain on the high street in the Boxing Day sales has not had a strong enough pull with UK shoppers as the number visiting retailers on the 26th December fell for a third year running.

According to data from analyst Springboard, the number of shoppers in the UK visiting stores on the day after Christmas fell again, as worries over Brexit, the economy and the pull of online shopping and promotions such as Black Friday took their toll on the high street.

The average number of visitors to shopping centres, high streets and retail parks slid 3.1% year-on-year. However, sales in London and Scotland rose slightly, while Wales saw a strong spike.

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