This week the government questioned Mary Portas on the progress of the review and how it's helped to revive the high street, so far. Consequently, the review hasn't been successful and MPs have claimed it was a "waste of time" and a "failure". In response, Mary Portas has stated the government is to blame due to their lack of input. What's clear is a lot of blame has been bandied about, but what's not so clear is how the high street can be saved, and if there's still hope for it.
Seven of the places I worked at have gone bankrupt... well, make that eight now (I kinda have a curse) - I was a 'seasonal employee' at HMV for two Christmases. I'm still friends with many of the people I worked with at HMV and I see their frustration, anger, and sadness expressed on Facebook. I understand what they are going through because I've been through it too. Here's some tips to help them try and survive this horrible experience with some of their sanity intact.