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Bira supports measures to limit impact of coronavirus for Scottish businesses

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is backing new measures by the Scottish government to help limit the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Bira said Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has announced that the following steps – totalling £320 million – will be put in place during the 2020-21 financial …

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Scottish retail sales revival continues in April

Scottish retail sales rose by 3.9% on a like-for-like basis last month compared with April 2018, when they dropped by 3.8%, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium-KPMG. This is above the three-month average of 0.9%. However, the figure is positively distorted by the timing of the run-up to …

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