Retail & Wholesale
Sales & Marketing

High streets 'must embrace internet'

Wi-Fi and 4G services across the UK

The Digital High Street Advisory Board has called on the government to improve Wi-Fi and 4G services across the UK in order to help the UK's high streets to survive. John Walden, chief executive of Home Retail Group, said: 'Many members of UK town centres are struggling to keep up with consumers in terms of their digital capabilities, and given the pace of digital growth, many towns lack sufficient infrastructure and basic digital skills.' The report recommended improving broadband, mobile and Wi-Fi services in town centres; introducing programmes to train individuals and small businesses in digital skills; creating a digital lab where businesses can access equipment and training; and introducing a ranking of high streets based on their 'digital health'. The advisory board was set up last year to develop the work of the government's Future High Street Forum.


Note: News bulletin content has been provided by a third-party and is not the opinion of Santander.

Other Articles

When you’re an established business, recruiting top talent in all the areas you need can seem like a never-ending challenge.


If you’re a start-up or small business, how can you put together an attractive employee package to appeal to top talent – graduate and…


Mexico is predicted to become one of the world’s top 10 economies in the next 10 or 20 years.

Stop fraud

More than one million incidents of financial fraud occurred in the first six months of 2016, according to official figures released by…

Santander’s Head of SME International Mark Collings discusses why exporting to new global markets may provide businesses with new and…

Where Next?