Interesting facts and figure. Some of these could be sources of uncertainty particularly on the socio-cultural front.
Britain's changing High Street
The UK economy continued to grow, according to the latest figures, but consumer spending has slowed and retailers across the country are still feeling the effects of the recession. And research commissioned by the BBC into the number of vacant shops in England, Wales and Scotland suggests our changing consumer habits, as well as the downturn, are transforming the face of our High Streets.
Read the whole article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11915437