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GCA releases Mother's Day and Easter toolkits

4 Mar 2021

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created a both Mother's Day and Easter 2021 toolkit, with the aim of helping retailers promote theseevents in their stores and online.
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Budget 2021-22 Briefing: Business rates holiday extended, restart grants for retailers and reduced VAT

3 Mar 2021

Key highlights include an extension to the business rates holiday and furlough scheme, as well as new £6000 "restart" grants for non-essential retailers.
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Facebook Shop features coming to UK in the latest social media news

3 Mar 2021

Maybe* has made a collection of recent social headlines to help you stay up-to-date.
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ACS publish Rural Shop Report 2021

23 Feb 2021

The report provides key insights into the social and economic contributions of the rural shop sector, including profiles of the entrepreneurs that run rural shops, the investments they make... Read more…

Leading industry bodies urge Government to abolish bid to turn city centres into homes from home

18 Feb 2021

Leading industry bodies, including IRC members, have warned the Secretary of State that this notion puts the future of our town centres at serious risk
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Updated guidance on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)

18 Feb 2021

From 1 June 2021 any UK businesses accepting online card payments must be ready to support SCA
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Scotland announces business rates holiday extension until April 2022

17 Feb 2021

The Scottish Government Finance Secretary plans to extend 100% business rates relief for all retailers to cover all of 2021/22
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APPGCW announce virtual meeting to discuss Planning White Paper and its impact on active travel

16 Feb 2021

All ACT members are invited to join the webinars, please contact us if you'd like to attend

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Join us in urging MPs to extend business rates holiday

10 Feb 2021

Use this template to email your MP to help independent retailers survive the pandemic by delaying the return of business rates.
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Firms call for Government to reform business rates or risk a high street collapse

10 Feb 2021

Letter to Rishi Sunak signed by Tesco, B&Q, Waterstones, and members of the IRC, calls for the business rates system to be reformed to make it fairer for physical stores

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Government Announces Three Month Extension for Businesses to File Accounts

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced Retail yesterday morning (25th March) that the deadline for filing all accounts will be extended by three months for businesses that have been affected by Covid-19. Under normal circumstances, companies that file accounts late are issued with an automatic penalty.

As part of the measures, while companies will still have to apply for the three month extension to be granted, those citing issues around Covid-19 will be automatically and immediately granted an extension.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: "We have outlined a business support package on an unprecedented scale, backing companies and their employees through these challenging times. But it is important that our support is not limited to financial assistance. We are determined to help businesses in any way we can, so that they can focus all their efforts on dealing with the impact of Coronavirus, and this new offer of a three month extension for filing accounts is part of that."

The extension on filing accounts builds on the existing measures that Government have announced to support businesses. A full list of these is available here.

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