Data and Insights

The High Streets Task Force will support local leaders to develop the right plans for their town and city centres, and high streets. To do this, local leaders need access to data, information and evidence.

There is a wealth of data and research already in existence, but this needs careful vetting and integrating in a way that provides reliable and accessible ‘point-of-need’ support for busy place leaders.

The Task Force will be the ‘go to’ source of authoritative information, providing the latest high street data and insight, to assess, diagnose, identify action and evaluate performance.

This includes:

  • Dashboards to give local places visibility on relevant benchmark indicators, such as footfall and sentiment data;

  • Online toolkits and diagnostics to help determine strategies and priorities;

  • Best practice guides, including commissioned research;

  • An annual review of England’s high streets and town and city centre performance.


Professional Research and Data Group

The High Streets Task Force convenes a Professional Research and Data Group, a group of organisations that meet to set the data and research agenda for high streets and inform the work of the Task Force.

You can read the latest PRDG publication, containing the Group's latest insight into trends on the high street, in our resources repository.