Sunak pledges to slash empty high street shops by 2025

Commenting on the role high streets play in the UK, Sunak told party members he doesn’t ‘just want them to survive; I want them to thrive’

Rishi Sunak has pledged to slash the number of boarded up high street shops by 2025 if he wins his Tory leadership bid, by enabling local authorities to quickly seize and repurpose empty commercial buildings. 

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