There is something about Bill and MaryDigital Manager
Mary Portas will be forced to vigorously defend her high street policies as she is to take questions from the CLG Select Committee today, just after Bill Grimsey’s report, which included his alternative 31 recommendations to save our high streets, has been leaked.
The timing of the report’s leak is very interesting, considering he is expected to publish his recommendations before his own session with the CLG Select Committee on Wednesday. But the leak today puts extra scrutiny on the success of the Mary Portas’s review, labelling her policies ‘nostalgic’ and ‘foolish’, before she goes in front of the select committee herself.
Whether you agree with any of their recommendations or their intentions behind them, Bill Grimsey and Mary Portas should certainly both be credited for helping to help raise political awareness and debate about the future of our high streets.
You can watch the CLG Select Committee sessions live here.
Andrew Todd, Senior Account Executive