Boxing Day sales plummet as city centres left bare on major trading day

Shoppers in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, during the Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day spending is expected to fall by more than a quarter compared with a year ago, after extensive new Covid-19 restrictions forced non-essential retailers to close (Barrington Coombs/PA)
Shoppers in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, during the Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day spending is expected to fall by more than a quarter compared with a year ago, after extensive new Covid-19 restrictions forced non-essential retailers to close (Barrington Coombs/PA)