Scilly has fewest fast food outlets in UK

May 17, 2019

The Isles of Scilly has the lowest percentage of fast food outlets of any local authority area in the UK.

 

In a House of Commons debate about the Children’s Future Food Inquiry last week, Conservative MP Andrew Selous said just 7% of food outlets on the islands can be classified as fast food or takeaway, compared to a national average of 25%.

 

He said: "In most constituencies, fast food outlets, many of which unfortunately do not sell the healthy food they should, average about a quarter of all places to buy food. The figure varies from only 7% in the Isles of Scilly to 39% in Blackburn with Darwen, where nearly four in 10 food outlets are fast food outlets."

 

The statistics, from 2018, show an approximate 4% increase in takeaway proportion per local authority since June 2014.

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