Tag: COVID-19


How to manage long Covid at work

Laura Morrison of Dentons discusses the ACAS’ new Covid-19 guidance

Budget: Duty frozen across the board

ALCOHOL and tobacco duties will remain at current levels, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed in his 2021 Budget. Duties across beer, cider, wines, spirits and...

ScotGov announces one year rates holiday

RETAILERS are set to benefit from 100% business rates relief to the end of the 2021/22 financial year. Scottish Government finance secretary Kate Forbes MSP...

Asda first to offer Covid jab

ASDA became the first supermarket in the UK to offer Covid-19 vaccinations late last month
Bottle with COVID-19 vaccine written on it

Vaccine lifts confidence

SHOPPER confidence was given a welcome shot in the arm by the roll out of the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme
Queue at Tesco

Two-metre rule returns

THE Scottish Government has called for retailers to return to two-metre physical distancing in stores as part of a raft of new coronavirus restrictions. Regulations...

Mandatory face coverings from 10 July

FACE coverings will be mandatory in Scottish shops this month, the First Minister has announced. Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the new rule will come...

One third reporting a sales drop

While many c-stores have experienced extraordinary sales growth during the COVID-19 crisis, a new report from the ACS has found one third have seen a fall in sales
Social distancing poster

Virus guide for retailers

THE British Retail Consortium has released a new coronavirus guide for retail businesses
Post Office sign

More cash access

THE Post Office has increased access to cash for those affected by coronavirus. Post Office has made two of its products – Payout Now and...
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March boom for c-stores

Lockdown leads to more local shopping
Snappy Shopper website

Delivery is booming

DELIVERY platform Snappy Shopper has seen a fivefold increase in demand during the coronavirus crisis

Costcutter protection

COSTCUTTER has invested in social distancing equipment and floor signage in a bid to protect its symbol group retailers

Support from Spar

SPAR Scotland wholesaler CJ Lang has donated 8,000 sandwiches to local causes to help those falling on hard times in the wake of COVID-19

Tackling loneliness

SCOTMID has launched a new initiative aimed at combating loneliness for those living in care during the coronavirus crisis

Off sales still permitted

THE Scottish Government has confirmed there are no restrictions on the types of goods retailers can sell to their customers during the coronavirus crisis