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Retail industry reacts to Chancellor’s mini budget

26 Sep 2022

Following the Chancellor’s mini-budget last week, the retail industry has been reacting to the support package for small businesses and independent shops….including some of the... Read more…

Indie Bookshops gear up for Bookshop Day

26 Sep 2022

Bookshop Day – the annual celebration of bookshops big and small taking place across the UK and Ireland – is coming up on Saturday 8 October and in many parts of the country plans... Read more…

Indie Retail welcomes government support for business energy bills

21 Sep 2022

Indie Retail has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will be funding support for business energy bills over the next six months.
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Business toolkit for Her Majesty's mourning

15 Sep 2022

BIES Retail has created a visual toolkit for all organisations, and the public sector during this time of mourning to show the country speaking with one voice of unity.
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Scots butcher shop loved by Royals recalls 'cheery' Queen

14 Sep 2022

The owner of a butcher ‘s shop in Ballater, Aberdeenshire has told the Daily Record of his shock at the death of the Queen, who was an often-seen figure in the town near Balmoral.
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£14 for a latte could become a reality, warn coffee shop owners

12 Sep 2022

The owners of a coffee shop in Kent have wanted that they may need to increase the price of coffees to £14 each to meet their rising energy costs.
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More than a third of business leaders would vote against UK ‘switch off’ law for employees

12 Sep 2022

Over a third of business leaders have said they would vote against the introduction of a law in the UK that would protect an employee’s right ‘to switch off’, similar to the... Read more…

Monday 19 September confirmed Bank Holiday

12 Sep 2022

It has been announced that Monday 19 September will be a national Bank Holiday to mark the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral.
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#BikeIsBest launches powerful billboard ad campaign

8 Sep 2022

We’re giving our support again to the #BikeIsBest campaign and particularly its latest billboard campaign which disputes the arguments that electric vehicles are a "catch-all" solution and... Read more…

Government Energy Support Package for Businesses

8 Sep 2022

The new Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced the much-anticipated support plan to help households and businesses cope with rising energy costs.
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Retailers could face prosecution for selling electric scooters without disclaimers

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Outdoor News, Political News

Selling electric scooters without clear warnings is breaking the law, according to minister

escooters Although riding personal electric scooters (e-scooters) on public roads is legal (to varying degrees) in other European countries, in the UK it is illegal to ride them anywhere other than on private land and with the landowners permission.

Only e-scooters rented from licenced operators are allowed to be used on public roads and cycle lanes in the UK – rental schemes are currently running in about 50 towns and cities up and down the country.

A warning has been made to retailers selling e-scooters that they could face prosecution if they don’t make these legal considerations clear to customers at the point of sale.

Redditch MP and former transport minister Rachel Maclean has said that shops and websites “are breaking the law and misinforming consumers if they are not making it clear at the point of sale.”

She went on to say that local trading standards should start taking action against retailers who continue to sell the devices without any disclaimers. According to The Times, the comments were made after a rise in the number of people riding these vehicles on UK roads, fuelled in part by the drop in other road traffic during the pandemic, leading some to be concerned.

Research by the newspaper shows that some major retailers do provide legal disclaimers at the point of sale, however many others continue to sell e-scooters freely with no such warning – some even encourage their illegal use on roads. Over 2,000 e-scooters have been seized from customers riding them illegally by The Metropolitan Police since the start of this year.

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