Retail (Cost Pressures)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 28th September 2022.

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Photo of Maurice Golden Maurice Golden Conservative

Let us look at what the Scottish Government could do, with

“Potentially thousands of businesses facing closure next year.”

That is the warning from the Scottish Grocers Federation over the proposed deposit return handling fees, which it warns will not cover retailer costs. Does the minister agree that it is worth at least having a review now, a year ahead of the launch, to ensure that retailers will not face serious losses?