Scottish Retail Consortium



SRC: Scottish Government will need bold economic stimulus to drive recovery

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has called on the Scottish Government to take bold steps to deliver an economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 June 2020

Scottish Government releases manufacturing and retail sector guidance for easing lockdown

The Scottish Government has issued guidance for the manufacturing and retail industries detailing the steps to be taken as Scotland eases its lockdown restrictions.

Published 27 May 2020

First Minister outlines Scotland's route out of lockdown

A route map setting out a phased approach to easing lockdown restrictions while still suppressing coronavirus has been published by the Scottish Government.

Published 22 May 2020

SRC-KPMG: Silence befalls high streets amid coronavirus lockdown

Total sales in Scotland have plummeted by 40.3% compared with April last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 20 May 2020

Eilidh Mactier: Diversification may shape future of retailers and restaurants

Eilidh Mactier, real estate associate at law firm CMS, details how diversification may shape the future of retailers and restaurants in Scotland after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published 5 May 2020

Scottish retail sales contract 1.1% in first quarter of 2020

Scotland's chief statistician has released statistics showing that the amount of retail goods bought in Scotland fell by -1.1% during January to March 2020.

Published 29 April 2020

Scottish Government awards £388m to firms through business grants schemes

The Scottish Government has awarded £388 million to businesses in Scotland according to the latest figures published today which highlight the volume and value of grants being awarded under its 'Retail, Hospitality & Leisure' and 'Small Businesses' coronavirus grants schemes.

Published 24 April 2020

Scottish retail sales drop by 13%

Scottish retail sales have declined by 13.0% compared with March last year, according to the latest Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor. 

Published 22 April 2020

Scottish Government announces additional £220m of support for businesses following angry backlash

The Scottish Government has announced that it will make a further £220 million of grants available for businesses including those with multiple branches after business objections that Scotland did not match the English support scheme.  

Published 15 April 2020

SRC: Scrapping business rates a 'vital shot in arm' for retail

The Scottish Government has implemented a 100% business rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure premises for the next 12 months, in a move which the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has labelled as a 'shot in the arm' for the retail sector. 

Published 7 April 2020

SRC-KPMG: Downpours dampen retail demand

Poor weather across Scotland has decreased retail demand in Scotland, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium and KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor for February 2020.

Published 18 March 2020

SRC: Retailers raise record £18m for Scottish charities in 2019

Scottish retailers have raised or donated over £18.1 million in 2019 for good causes in Scotland, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium's (SRC) fourth annual report into charitable giving.

Published 12 February 2020

Scottish Parliament rejects business rate changes

MSPs have rejected the proposed changes to the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill which suggested giving local authorities the power to set business rates.

Published 5 February 2020

Festive trading in Scotland fails to muster cheer

Retail sales over the two months of November and December, outside of the Black Friday distortions, decreased by 0.9% according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) - KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor.

Published 15 January 2020

SRC & SCC write to Scottish Parliament concerning the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) have both written to MSPs expressing their views on the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill.

Published 15 January 2020