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13 Jul 2020

Following the recent Government announcement pledging extra investment and funding for businesses hiring an apprentice, Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training) will...

9 Jul 2020

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8 Jul 2020

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8 Jul 2020

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7 Jul 2020

The Government has now published its response to the Call for Evidence on Violence and Abuse towards shop staff which closed in June 2019.

2 Jul 2020 | 1 comment

Innovative indie retailers who adapt their business to combat the impact of Covid-19 are to be recognised in a special category in Britain's Best Small Shops competition 2020

2 Jul 2020

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the Houseof Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.

1 Jul 2020 | 1 comment

Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from this Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis

1 Jul 2020

To gauge the intentions of the British public, Maybe* has gathered 20,000 answers from regions across the UK to understand if and when they'll return to the shops, and what their concerns are...

1 Jul 2020

The FCA are requesting that firms now prepare for phased move to FCA's new data collection platform RegData.

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The continued effects of lockdown on UK shoppers

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Recent research has investigated how consumer behaviour has developed over the past few months as people have adapted their shopping styles to the lockdown.

According to YouGov one in three (30%) say they have used local retailers more since the pandemic struck with 80% of them aiming to carry on shopping this way in the future. YouGov also showed that furloughed workers are more anxious about their finances than other Brits, with two in five (39%) worrying about affording food and other essentials.

While the future for physical shops remains uncertain, research undertaken by Intu has shown that despite the rise in online shopping, £8 out of every £10 spent in the UK in 2025 will still be influenced by a physical store in some way. Furthermore, 81% of people said they would visit shopping centres the same or more often than before COVID-19.

These figures give retailers a rough outline of the shopping behaviour that they can expect to see among consumers as the lockdown begins to ease, and how they can begin to prepare.

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