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…
Call for government support
The Scottish retail industry has suffered a sharp fall in jobs and stores over the past year, according to new figures.
Early call to help consumers
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is facing early pressure to rule out income tax rises and accelerate plans for a zero-rate band in his Budget…