Calls for overhaul of scheme
Scottish retailers say there has been no increase in the number of apprentices working in shops and stores despite paying millions to the government through a new levy.
As footfall declines further...
Retailers are the learning how to embrace the internet in the battle to lure shoppers.
Concerns over added costs
Retailers have criticised what they call a ‘wrong-headed’ extra levy proposed for out of town stores.
Make or break December for shops
Black Friday proved a flop for Scottish retailers with sales falling in November as shoppers resisted the expected rush to the high street.
Concerns over rising costs
Four of Scotland’s industry groups have urged Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to avoid punishing rises in business rates in his budget.
Most challenging month
Hallowe’en gave retailers a fright with new data showing it failed to rescue plunging retail sales in October.
New chairman for retail group
The Scottish Retail Consortium has announced its new chairman.
Mixed results on economy
Scottish private sector companies made a positive start to the fourth quarter, while retailers have seen a decline in footfall
Further pressure on costs
Scottish Businesses face being hit by a £109 million rise in business rates next April, according to an industry leader…
Import bills could rocket
Food bills could rocket by a fifth unless there is an agreement on trade with the EU, according to retail analysts…