In the sector where I work, it’s business as usual but from a personal point of view it might not be the same. The local high street is different – it’s quieter.
Yes, I don’t think things are that bad. I see the pubs around here are really busy. In retail people are buying much less so things are probably a bit more difficult.
I haven’t really seen any signs of growth. Where I live there are still shops closing down and things are not as busy as they were three or four years ago.