Total retail footfall in the UK declined by 13.3% last month on a year-on-three-years (Yo3Y) basis, according to data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Sensormatic IQ.

The data revealed that footfall deteriorated by 1.5% from October and was worse than the three-month average decline of 11.5%.

During the month, footfall on High Streets dropped by 13.6% Yo3Y and declined by 2% compared with October.

This was behind the three-month average decline of 12.3%.

UK shopping centres recorded a 23.2% Yo3Y decline in footfall for this month, which was 1.4% worse than last month and behind the three-month average decline of 22.6%.

On a regional basis, Wales saw the highest drop in footfall with -16.2%. Northern Ireland recorded a footfall decline of -7.0%, followed by Scotland and England, which recorded -15.0% and -15.4% respectively.

On a year-on-year (YoY) basis, total footfall in the UK increased by 3.7% last month, while high streets and shopping centres recorded growths of 8.0% and 7.0% respectively.

BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said: “Footfall took another stumble as the cost-of-living crisis put off some consumers from visiting the shops in November.

“Others opted to stay home due to the scattering of rail strikes or chose the World Cup over shopping visits.

“Many big cities were particularly hard hit, with Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester all seeing the biggest drops in footfall since January.

“Rising inflation and low consumer confidence continue to dampen spending expectations in the run-up to Christmas.

“Despite retailers doing their best to keep prices as low as possible for their customers, financial concerns are trumping spending for many households.

“But, with three more weeks to Christmas, retailers hope that the festive spirit may still give a welcome boost to both footfall and retail sales.”

Last month, the BRC reported that total retail footfall in the UK declined by 11.8% in October from three years previous.