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Some Local Bike Shop Day ideas to get you going

24 Feb 2020

Ideas that can help you to get your customers and the wider community involved in Local Bike Shop Day

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Free trade entry for The London Bike Show through the ACT

17 Feb 2020

Register for your free trade entry to London Bike Show now Read more…

The Best Small Shops competition gets a new look

14 Feb 2020

The IRC are delighted to announce a rebranding of the Best Small Shops competition to celebrate the fast-paced level of growth and to further amplify the competition

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Redesigning Retail

6 Feb 2020

How big brands are turning the traditional retail model it on its head.
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Calling all Knitters and Crocheters to take part in Reading University survey

4 Feb 2020

The Director at Stitchlinkshas put out a request to all who enjoy knitting or crocheting to take part in a study to explore the psychological effects of knitting and crocheting.
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A Brexit timeline for indie retailers

31 Jan 2020

Tonight the UK will leave the EU at 11pm GMT, ending a 46-year relationship, but what will this mean for independent retailers?

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Indie Retail Calendar 2020: February

30 Jan 2020

The Indie Retail eCommerce calendar for the month ahead to plan your sales & marketing strategies
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Indie Retail to Launch New Monthly Newsletter

29 Jan 2020

On Friday 31st January Indie Retail will be launching a monthly newsletter to be sent out to subscribing independent shops.
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Government to Introduce ‘Jack's Law' Employment Right

29 Jan 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that it will introduce new Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations.
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ACS calls for Increased Police Funding to Focus on Violence in Local Shops and Communities

29 Jan 2020

The government will increase police funding bymore than £1.1 billion for 2020-21, representing the largest funding increase for the police in ten years.
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LCC's Climate Campaign

Posted on in Cycles News, Political News

The LCC (London Cycling Campaign) believe that climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity, and they has a long history in campaigning for London to become a greener city through having fewer cars and better cycling infrastructure. 

A recent blog post written by Fran Graham for the LCC looks at how London must act quickly to become a decarbonised, zero-emissions city. Graham delves into the climate crisis that we are currently facing that is claiming victims, causing damage and affecting the world's poorest countries.

How London become a net zero emission city

The efforts made by the Mayor of London are acknowledged as a positive step by declaring a climate emergency, it is argued that his efforts are not good enough and targets are too far away. The city of London is encouraged to lead the way and influence the global response to the climate emergency. Graham argues that London needs to encourage zero-emission modes of transport such as walking and cycling by making the streets feel safer through a high-quality cycle network. This would include higher capacity-cycle routes being constructed around London and placing bollards in residential areas that block rat-runs. This would be a cheap and effective method of encouraging cycling and reducing congestion.

"Two-thirds of car trips made by Londoners could be cycled in less than 20 minutes"

A cure for London's car addiction is theorised through introducing a smart road user charging system. This differs from the Congestion Charge that was introduced 15 years ago as the pricing system is adapted to each vehicle. The amount of money charged would alter based on factors such as the time of day and the emissions that the vehicle emits. Money from the smart road user charging system would go towards supporting sustainable travel projects.

What next for LCC?

Towards the end of 2019, LCC will be launching a new campaign to decarbonise London's road transport. To keep up to date with the campaign visit lcc.org.uk/climate.

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