Research by King Sturge and Business in the Community

Retail jobs for disaffected youths play a vital role in tackling crime and inner city decline while boosting regeneration, according to research by King Sturge and Business in the Community. Retail jobs teach young people skills and help them to communicate, the study suggests. A total of 50 out of the UK's 88 most deprived areas have average or higher than average job dependence on retail, making the sector a major force for regeneration. The Contribution of the Retail Sector to the Economy, Employment and Regeneration is available at

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