Scotland, like other countries, is battling with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many jobs have been lost since the pandemic started in March last year, affecting the economy and major businesses.
Scotland has witnessed huge job loss over a year
Scottish retailers have reported over 14, 000 jobs in the industry have been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also said that more than £4 bn in total revenue has also been lost, which has put many members in a precarious financial situation.
The trade body, Scottish Retail Consortium has appealed for a better government plan to support retail firms in these trying times. It also states that due to the pandemic and increased restrictions on movement, most people now shop online which makes their case worse.
The director of SRC David Lonsdale said:
'' The retail industry in Scotland was already suffering from financial deficits before COVID-19, now with COVID-19 and lockdowns, things have gone downhill''
'' COVID-19 has hastened ret...