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Tag: Scottish Government

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C-stores back vaping as a tool

THE Scottish Grocers’ Federation has called on the Scottish Government to recognise the power of vaping in the fight against tobacco smoking.

Funds for retailers

SCOTTISH Government retail minister Tom Arthur MSP has been urging independent retailers to tap into an £80m support fund.

DRS business case raises big questions

SCOTTISH Grocer analysis of the Scottish Government’s business case for DRS has raised questions over the figures at the heart of deposit return.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes with Colin Smith of the SWA

Grants for wholesale

Grant funding has been flowing to the Scottish wholesale sector, as it recovers from the economic turbulence of the pandemic.

Ending WFH helps city stores

INDUSTRY leaders from Scotland’s retail sector have welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to end work-from-home orders.
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DRS is kicked into the long grass

THE Scottish Government has once again delayed the implementation of the deposit return scheme.

United call for retail discount

THIRTEEN leading business representative groups have called on the Scottish finance secretary to introduce a business rates discount for all retail premises.
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Struggle to keep the shelves full

Many of Scotland’s retailers have been struggling to keep shelves filled this summer, amidst an availability squeeze that has affected a number of categories.

Getting ready for new plastic rules

The increase in takeaway operations has driven a rise in the use of single-use items related to serving and eating food. These single-use items cannot be recycled and so end up as waste

Speak out about abuse

A new campaign fronted by Crimestoppers Scotland, Fearless.org and the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF), aims to raise awareness on how violence and abuse impact on retail staff

Rates relief for one year

Retailers are set to benefit from 100% business rates relief to the end of the 2021/22 financial year
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DRS prep is stepping up

Preparations for deposit return are stepping up in Scotland, as the Scottish Government gathers stakeholders to set out a framework for exemptions
Healthy Living Programme director Kathryn Neil at the Welby Loyalty Card launch.

Big push for healthy living

The Healthy Living Programme is rolling out a raft of new resources for retailers this autumn.
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Cutting red tape for RVMs

The Scottish Government has amended planning legislation to make it easier for retailers to install reverse vending machines (RVM).

Town centre commitment from government

The Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has welcomed a commitment from the Scottish Government to work with the retail industry in a bid to improve...

Bonus scheme review on hold

The Scottish Government has announced it will delay the review of the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS)