Planning causes supermarket productivity loss

Planning causes supermarket productivity loss
Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Economic & Social Research Council
Publisher
ESRC
Date of publication
1 October 2011
Series
Evidence Briefings
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This evidence briefing highlights the findings, and their relevance in key policy areas, of research the project 'Evaluating the Effects of Planning Policies on the Retail Sector: Or do Town Centre First Policies Deliver the Goods?'. The project examines whether Town Centre First policies restricting out-of-town retail development have reduced supermarket productivity. The findings suggest that since the late 1980s planning policies in England have imposed a loss of more than 20 per cent in total factor productivity.

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