Is Retail Facing A Fiscal Cliff Or A Speedbump?

July 2020 Newsletter | Australian retailers have overcome a number of hurdles in recent years, from challenging macroeconomic conditions and a slowing housing market to the trend towards e-commerce and, more recently, the impact from COVID-19. Despite this context, a select group of high quality retailers have been thriving in recent months. Now, COVID-19 has raised another potential challenge: the risk associated with a potential “September fiscal cliff” when the Jobkeeper program is due to expire. This newsletter discusses our thoughts on the fiscal cliff and how these retailers are positioned to navigate this scenario.