The All Party Small Shops Group has attacked “hilariously uninformed” press leaks about its report on the future of the High Street in 2015. The Group is preparing to release the report within the next three weeks.

Speculation about the report, suggesting that a draft copy claims supermarkets will kill off corner shops by 2015 and that food wholesalers are under threat, appeared in newspapers

including the Sunday Times on January 1. Yet “not one page” of the report, expected to run to

between 60 and 70 pages, has been finalised, a spokesman for the group told British Baker.