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A new report by the Digital High Street Advisory Board found that half of all small high street retailers and charities did not have a website, while more than one in four businesses lacked sufficient online skills.
The board, made up of retailers from across the sector, have recommended four key changes needed over the next five years.
These include improving mobile signals and wifi in town centres for smartphone searching, regional programmes to teach basic digital skills, “digital apprentices” for high streets, and a UK High Street Digital Health Index to rate the progress of each region.
Walden, who chairs the board, said London businesses and consumers “are pushing the boundaries”, but in the rest of the UK “a lot of places” lagged behind.