Almost one in five shops in our region are empty according to new figures. That compares with with just one in ten in the south according to the Local Data Company. The North West has been the worst since 2008 but was this year edged out by the North East.
The top 10 worst town centres for vacant retail contain four from the North West:
- Droylsden 26.8% vacancies
- West End, Morecambe 26.8%
- Bootle 26.4%
- Stockport 25.9%