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TCS Retail Sector Update – August

Market Update

Retail footfall fell by 0.8% in July, following a 0.9% fall in June. Although high street footfall rose 0.3%, a 3.4% drop in people visiting shopping centres and a 0.5% drop in retail parks resulted in the overall decline. This was partly down to the hot and dry weather, with consumers opting to enjoy the outdoors instead.

Online retail sales were up 16.8% in the first half of 2018 – …

  • Posted: September 6, 2018

TCS Retail Sector Update – July 2018

In June, retail footfall was down 0.9% overall. Retail parks saw a decline of 0.4%, whereas shopping centres experienced a decline in footfall of 3.4%. The ONS revealed a surprise fall in retail sales in June from clothing stores and other non-food retailers due to reduced footfall amid the hot weather and World Cup celebrations. Conversely, stronger sales were seen of food, drink and barbecues across the country. The total …

  • Posted: August 14, 2018

TCS Attends the Annual AMA Conference

Having just returned from an inspiring three days at the Arts Marketing Association Conference, my brain is still ticking trying to process all of the things I have learnt.

The AMA is a membership organisation for professionals working in the Arts, Culture and Heritage sectors. It connects over 2,000 members and delivers resources and events – more information can be found here. …

  • Posted: August 2, 2018

TCS Q2 Charity Sector Update

Policy and Consultations

25 UK charities will have their donations doubled by the Government as part of the latest round of funding in the UK Aid Match scheme. Applications close on the 27th July, with charities being informed of the outcome by mid-October.

Public consultation in the Inheritance Tax Review has now closed, with ‘Remember A Charity’ urging the government to consider the impact on charitable gifts in wills. Legacy income is …

  • Posted: July 11, 2018

Football’s Coming Home?

A temporary remedy for these troubled times would appear to be the frenzy that is the World Cup.

England’s surprisingly strong performances, capped by their remarkable 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, has converged with Andalusian temperatures over the past few weeks.

Compounded by their magnificent 6-1 victory over Panama (a veritable goal bonanza, with England recording their biggest World Cup Finals win ever) and the subsequent thrashing of the recalcitrant Columbia …

  • Posted: July 10, 2018

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