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29 Dec 2020

Welsh Government Finance Minister Rebecca Evans MS has unveiled its ‘Protect, Build, Change' draft Budget for 2021/22

22 Dec 2020

The ActSmart office will be open as usual (9am-5:15pm) for the majority of the Christmas period, with some exceptions.

21 Dec 2020

All retailers, who have a taxable turnover of £10,000 or more per year from their business or income from property will now be required to submit their tax returns digitally.

18 Dec 2020

A coalition of small business leaders, tax experts and company directorshave mapped out the measures needed to address a government shortcomingwhich has left thousands with no income support...

17 Dec 2020

Since improvements were made to the ACT's offering back in October membership numbers have increased by 17.5% to the end of November as thenew structure is well received throughout the...

17 Dec 2020 | 1 comment

The ACT would like your opinion, as a bike business, on the level of government support you would like to see for the e-bike market over the next few years

17 Dec 2020

Butterworth Spengler have provided an update on the situation regarding the implications of driving outside the UK if a ‘Brexit' deal is not struck, and how this will affect motor...

17 Dec 2020

Popular Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) providers have once again made the headlines across multiple news sites for the growing amount of distrust being triggered among consumers.

16 Dec 2020

Maybe* have used their insight tool to round up some of the best social media posts of #smallbizsatuk from businesses, customers, councils, BIDs, shopping centres, and lots more in between.

15 Dec 2020

Ricardo Energy & Environment and UK Power Networks are running a survey to understand how best to support SMEs that may be looking to invest in their first electric vehicle, or to switch their...

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Safety will be number one factor among shoppers this Christmas according to Maybe* report

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Polls & Results

escalatorsMaybe* has gathered 14,000 answers from across the UK to understand what shoppers want from retail over Christmas 2020.

With a potential second national lockdown looming and the ‘rule of six' casting a COVID-shaped shadow over Christmas festivities, retailers are understandably anxious.

The report shows that for 71% of shoppers, it's Christmas as usual. The new compulsory face covering rules have not impacted their Christmas shopping plans.

"Safety is a bigger concern than price this Christmas"

With COVID-19 cases rising and new social distancing measures and restrictions in place, shoppers expect safety measures to be in place.

31% of shoppers cite safety as the number one factor that will determine where they shop over the festive period, so businesses should consider how they can use their social media reach channels to explain the safety
precautions in place.

Price was the second biggest factor, scoring as the main behaviour driver for 28% of people surveyed. 

Despite 46% of people feeling safer now face coverings are mandatory, people still have little intention of returning to High Streets and Shopping Centres.

A massive 58% of shoppers plan to do their shopping online and only 30% will shop local.

The biggest concern is for Shopping Centres, with only 12% of those surveyed expecting to shop there for Christmas gifts this year.

To find out more information about how your business, shopping centre or High Street will be affected this Christmas download the Maybe* report now.

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