Call for Evidence – High Street Task Force

Consultation opened on 25 October 2021. Closing date 06 December 2021.


The Executive Office is looking to hear views on its initial findings and potential solutions for the issues that are facing our high streets.


Consultation description

The Executive Office formed the High Street Task Force (HSTF) , which has members drawn from retail; hospitality; local government; academia; the voluntary and community sector; the culture and arts sector; tourism; and trade unions.

The HSTF have identified the challenges and issues that our high streets face, and is seeking views on solutions to support our high streets and to contribute to the development of thriving and sustainable city, town and village centres.

The HSTF are keen to hear from a wide range of bodies, groups and individuals across society and this Call for Evidence is the first stage of an ongoing public engagement process. Responses to this Call for Evidence will inform a draft report and a final report of this ongoing process will be presented to the Executive by spring 2022.

If you would prefer not to use the online survey to respond, the Call for Evidence document above includes the questions that are being asked in the online version.

Any responses should be sent to the email or postal address provided below.

A series of workshops are being held as part of the call for evidence. Details can be found via the link below:

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