Scottish Retail Consortium

SRC & KPMG: Some festive growth beneath black Friday distortion

Retail sales have seen some festive growth side from Black Friday sales distortions, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG.

Published 11 December 2019

Business groups unite to voice alarm over scrapping of uniform business rate

Three of the UK's leading business representative groups – FSB Scotland, Scottish Retail Consortium and UKHospitality – met with finance secretary Derek Mackay MSP in Stirling earlier today to discuss concerns over the scrapping of the uniform business rate.

Published 4 December 2019

Discounts arrive to kick-start Scottish retail sector

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) - KPMG Scottish Retail Sales Monitor for October 2019 has revealed total sales in Scotland increased by 1.0% compared with October 2018, when they had decreased by 0.2%.

Published 13 November 2019

SRC: Scottish retailers likely to face £12m increase in business rates bill

Scottish retailers are likely to face a £12 million increase in their business rates bill, new analysis from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has revealed

Published 24 October 2019

High Street: Scottish non-essentials sales suffer in September

The sale of non-essential goods dropped in Scotland last month, new research conducted by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG reveals.

Published 16 October 2019

David Lonsdale: MSPs must support business rate reform

Mr David Lonsdale, director of the Scottish Retail Consortium Agenda, urges MSPs to support business rate reform to mitigate the decline of the Scottish high street.

Published 8 October 2019

Scottish Budget must deliver certainty, competitiveness and confidence says retail consortium

Ahead of this week's Scottish Budget, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has called for business taxes to be reduced to boost the retail industry.

Published 22 August 2019

Sharp decline in Scottish retail jobs and stores over past eight years

The Scottish Retail Consortium has blamed a decline in the number of retail jobs and stores in Scotland on a "toxic cocktail of burgeoning tax and regulatory costs and transformational change in the retail industry".

Published 30 August 2017

Scottish retailers seek tax changes to lift private sector investment

The Scottish Retail Consortium is seeking the prioritisation of measures to support consumer spending and lift private sector investment in the Scottish Government’s autumn Budget.

Published 28 August 2017

Brexit adds to Scottish retail woes

Scotland's digital retail parks and traditional High Streets suffered a slump in footfall last month with experts blaming poor weather, declining consumer purchasing power and uncertainty over Brexit as negative factors.  Worryingly, the slump extended to digital sales.

Published 16 May 2016

Scottish stores see decline in footfall

Scottish stores saw a year-on-year decrease in footfall of 2.4 per cent in June, according to the BRC/Springboard Retail Footfall Monitor.

Published 20 July 2015