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Tag: Scottish Retail Consortium

Industry leaders have voiced concerns over plans for a deposit return scheme.

Now not the time for DRS

The Scottish Government has come under fire from retail industry leaders over its decision to launch a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in 2022
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Grants for all stores

Scottish Government u-turns on grant rules to offer funding for multiple properties in a single business
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Deposit return is delayed to 2022

THE launch date for deposit return has been pushed back to the spring of 2022. New regulations, published last month as the coronavirus crisis ramped up, have postponed the implementation of DRS. Deposit return was initially slated for a 1 April 2021 launch date.

Rates chaos is averted

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to hand over control of business rates to local authorities has been quashed at the Scottish Parliament.
(From left) David Lonsdale, Stuart Mackinnon, finance secretary Derek Mackay and Willie Macleod.

Councils could take control of business tax

Retailers could be faced with higher business rates if a new law is passed at Holyrood
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Toolkit helps retailers to fight charges

Scottish retailers are being urged to campaign to councils to reduce parking charges.
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Reasons to be “cautiously optimistic”

Scottish retail sales appeared to be on the rise towards the end of 2019, following a year of disappointment and decline.

Brighter news for Scottish retail

The retail picture across Scotland is looking a little brighter as we head into the crucial Christmas trading period

DRS debate rages on at Holyrood

Industry experts raise concerns with proposed scheme
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Food solid but retail still struggles

Food sales continue to buck the trend in Scottish retail.
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Parking charges confirmed

Workplace parking charges will now be enforceable by law after the Scottish Parliament approved the Transport (Scotland) Bill.
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Brexit saga continues

Lack of clarity over future relationship with the EU damaging for retail and agriculture
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Rates rise could be on the way

Retailers in Scotland will pay roughly £12 million on top of their existing rates liabilities from next April, according to a new report from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC).

Deposit return is coming in 2021

No automatic exemptions for small stores, glass included, 18 months to go and one more chance to have your say .

Food feels inflation

Compared with last year, food sales in Scotland increased by 2.4% for the four weeks to 24 August .

ScotGov announces its new policy goals

Restriction still on the agenda