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Penny Mordaunt MP visits Queensberry Real Estate stand at BCSC

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BCSC was proud to welcome Penny Mordaunt to BCSC 2014 for her maiden keynote speech as High Streets Minister.

Speaking to delegates she told our sector,

Government’s priority is to keep high streets at the heart of communities; they need to be more than just places to shop.  The most successful high streets are those adapting to changing consumer needs and the convenience culture.  But we must be clear that there is no one size fits all solution. Each town is different. The plans and ideas for how to change high streets must come from local communities themselves.

Key announcements:

- Next round of funding to set up BIDs

- 300,000 retailers to benefit from £1,000 Business Rate relief