However, we would ask that consideration be granted to a minor change to the provisional date to allow self-catering operators to open on either Saturday 4th July or Saturday 11th July 2020.
Empirical data shows that:
- The potential lost revenue opportunity in Scotland for the professional self-catering sector by opening on 15th July compared to 4th July is £20,155,422.
- If the sector were allowed to open on 11th July, the potential lost revenue opportunity would be £16,772,904.
- It should be noted that these: (a) are conservative estimates; and (b) represent lost opportunity in rental terms The ancillary spend in local economies, in terms of employment and supply chain, has not been estimated.