The comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on 26 December 2020.
The year ahead will be a big one for the high street as it seeks to recover, adapt and evolve as a result of the pandemic. Today’s £830 million investment from the Future High Streets Fund is one of many ways the government is working to help our much-loved town centres get through this and prosper into the future.
The role of high street has always evolved. We want to support that change and make sure that they are the beating heart of their local community – with high quality housing and leisure in addition to shops and restaurants.
This investment will help us build back better and make town centres a more attractive place to live, work and visit.