SRC-KPMG: Scottish sales decreased by 3.8% in January 2016 vs the same month last year

In January 2016, total Scottish sales decreased by 3.8% compared with January 2015, when they had declined by 2.3%. This is the weakest Store performance since April 2012, but follows the best performance since January 2014 in the prior month. Like-for-like sales decreased by 4.0% on last January, when they had decreased by 3.1%. Adjusted […]

Scottish Retail Consortium: diet and nutrition at the heart of retail priorities ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election

LONDON, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Scottish Retail Consortium is launching the third of four policy papers setting out the key priorities of the retail industry for each of the political parties ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. As set out in today’s publication, diet and nutrition is being put at […]

Scottish Retail Consortium submits its recommendations to the Scottish Government on its tax and spending plans

LONDON, 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SRC has set out its recommendations to the Scottish Government on its tax and spending plans for the coming year. The submission outlines the current challenging trading conditions for Scottish retailers and proposes the creation of a Retail Industry Strategy as well as improvements to business rates. […]

Scottish Retail Consortium Director David Lonsdale on reviewing business rates in Northern Ireland

LONDON, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responding to the publication by the Northern Ireland Executive of a consultation paper reviewing business rates in Northern Ireland, the Director of the Scottish Retail Consortium, David Lonsdale, said: “Just as in Northern Ireland, the £2.8 billion Scottish system of business rates is not fit for purpose, disincentivises investment and […]

Scottish Retail Consortium David Martin: The current system of business rates has become a tax on jobs and growth and undermines investment in property

LONDON, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the announcement today that the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, John Swinney MSP, is to provide powers for discretionary business rates relief to local authorities, as already announced and set out in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, David Martin, Head of Policy & […]

Scottish Retail Consortium sets key priorities of the retail industry ahead of 2016 Scottish Parliament election

LONDON, 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Scottish Retail Consortium is launching the second of four policy papers setting out the key priorities of the retail industry for each of the political parties ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. The retail industry has played a leading role in driving resource efficiency and […]

Scottish Retail Consortium responds to the Commission on Local Tax Reform

LONDON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SRC has submitted a written response to the Commission on Local Tax Reform. The SRC is ‘open’ to council tax being replaced or reformed but wants to see any major changes or alternative system underpinned by support for consumer confidence and subject to a robust and convincing […]