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A new report by AskTraders says that Swindon has the fifth fastest-declining retail economy in the UK. The analysis looked at ATMs, bank branches, retail store closures, and retail growth data from the Office for National Statistics over the course of 2019.

Victims of the retail slump in Swindon this year include Argos, Dorothy Perkins, Homebase, Morrisons, Mothercare, Starbucks, Thomas Cook, Thorntons, and Wallis.

A spokesman for AskTraders, said: “The UK high street has been weathering tough trading conditions with many UK retailers dropping by the wayside. Traditional retail store closures are on the up as businesses grapple with a weak consumer in the face of Brexit uncertainty, the unabated rise of e-commerce, higher costs and changing tastes.”