Tue, 08 Nov|
ATCM Scotland: Saving Christmas
An online ATCM members event. Members will be able to register directly with ATCM.
Time & Location
08 Nov 2022, 10:00 – 11:30
About the Event
When: 10am to 11.30am, Tuesday, 8th November 2022 Where: Virtual, via Zoom. Contact ATCM to register. We are facing the third consecutive year of disruption to Christmas trade., In 2020, COVID effectively cancelled Christmas on the high street as the Alpha variant swept Scotland and undermined the Golden Quarter. In 2021, Omicron dampened demand at the worst possible time just as businesses were preparing for a busy December trade, While the virus still circulates, it is another problem that threatens to keep people away from the high street….. the cost-of-living crisis. Wage increases are not keeping pace with steep inflation in food, drink and energy contributing to one of the biggest falls in living standards in a generation, exacerbated by the recent UK Government fiscal policy that has added volatility to the cost of borrowing. It leaves many businesses fearful that 2022 may not now be the year that Christmas returns. This meeting of ATCM Scotland asks what our plans are to boost footfall this winter, to help businesses through an extraordinarily difficult time. Book your place now to share ideas on how we save Christmas.