Footfall down by more than half for UK Boxing Day sales

Analysts say takings expected to fall short of forecasts in ‘disaster’ for retail sector

Footfall at the Boxing Day sales was down by more than half on last year as non-essential retail remained closed in much of the country under tightened coronavirus restrictions.

While queues were seen outside shops in areas under tiers 2 and 3, high streets in the 43% of England that is under tier 4 were empty.

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