This is an interesting question because the high street has been in decline for years.
Internet shopping and out of town shopping centres have strangled some city centres and coronavirus has almost killed them off.
So, what measures could be brought in to save our town centres from total closure.
Let's face it, if they are not getting enough people to buy goods and services they can't stay open and job losses are inevitable.
My first solution would be to start applying proper taxes to internet sales.
(Turnover £7billion).Amazon has paid only £61.7m corporation tax here in 20 years, while Marks & Spencer forked out more than that last year alone.
Jeff Bezos who owns Amazon is the richest man in the world and we are just giving him money by not taxing his business properly.
Amazon is one example but there are many others that could be taxed fairly:
Starbucks, Google, eBay and Facebook also pay zero tax or only a small amount of tax in comparison to their sales in the UK.
Use Sunderland city centre as an example if you can.