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…
Economy shows resilience
Britain’s economy continues to show a resilience against more cautionary forecasts..
Private sector 'moves up a gear'
Output from Scottish businesses is rising at its fastest pace in nearly three years,
Government responds to SRC demands
Retail leaders have welcomed a commitment from the Scottish Government to…
Ministers urged to ease burdens
A Scottish retail leader has warned of an acceleration in the rate of shop closures and “gap toothed” high streets..
Shops fight repatriation
Retailers today challenged a call for control of business rates to be repatriated to local authorities.
Warning to government
A fifth of Scottish shops are at risk of closure over the next decade unless urgent action is taken..
Food holds up sluggish retail sales
Romantic Scots helped fuel a rise in food and drink sales last month as they went on a spending spree for chocolates and wine for Valentine’s Day…
Retailers unhappy with reforms
Retailers today led criticism of Finance Secretary Derek Mackay’s package of rates reforms, accusing him of applying “another sticking plaster” to an unfit system…