The following sections contain information up to Wave 61 of the survey, which was in the field from 11 July to 24 July 2022.
The BICS asks businesses about their trading status: the specific question asked is shown below. Businesses were asked for their current trading status at the time of completion of the survey questionnaire (11 July to 24 July 2022 in Wave 61).
Trading Status Question: Which of the following statements best describes your business’s trading status?
- currently fully trading
- currently partially trading
- paused trading but intends to restart in the next two weeks
- paused trading and does not intend to restart in the next two weeks
- has permanently ceased trading
‘Currently fully trading’ and ‘Currently partially trading’ have been combined to ‘Currently Trading’.
Figure 1: Overall, the share of businesses ‘currently trading’ was estimated at 99.2% in Wave 61. The share of businesses reporting that they were fully trading was estimated at 96.0%. The Accommodation & Food Services continued to be the industry sector with the lowest share of “fully trading” businesses, estimated at 85.0%.
Source: Office for National Statistics – BICS – Weighted Scotland Estimates – Wave 61
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