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Increase your revenue by offering secure on-site bike parking with HUDJO

27 Jan 2022

Business booms by 30% when people cycle to the high street*. But they need somewhere to park. The HUDJO app gives cyclists easy access to a network of friendly hosts that provide secure and... Read more…

Activate Cycle Academy to open a new north-east Cytech training facility

27 Jan 2022

 Based within ZyroFisher's Head Office, one of the country's leading distributor of cycle parts, accessories and clothing, this brand new workshop is the latest addition to the expanding... Read more…

ACS publishes report providing key insights into the social and economic contributions of the rural shop sector

25 Jan 2022

The report has found there are 17,000 rural convenience stores in mainland UK, employing over 138,000 people. 79% of rural convenience stores are owned and operated by independent retailers... Read more…

Fully Charged opens up in Cornwall to bring the world's leading electric bike brands to the South West!

25 Jan 2022

Located in the geographic centre of Cornwall, Devon and South Somerset inLiskeard, Fully Charged Cornwall is ideally suited for all major-routesin the South West up to Taunton in the North... Read more…

Begin your Cytech journey now with Theory One from just 41.67

20 Jan 2022

Getting qualified to a minimum of Cytech theory one is key for every cycle trade employee, and with up to 2/3 discount it's... Read more…

Get Prepared for Making Tax Digital for VAT

17 Jan 2022

Thereis now less than three months until all VAT-registered retailers are required to submit quarterly VAT updates and annual returns via the government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) system.... Read more…

Applications for additional Apprenticeship incentives open

11 Jan 2022

Applicationsfor the Government's latest additional incentive payment of £3,000 opentoday (11 January 2022) for employers who have hired an apprentice(s) over the winter.
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Know your Scottish Polymer 50 notes - Information for Retailers

11 Jan 2022

Following an increase in counterfeit notes, the "Know your Scottish Polymer £50 notes" document assists retailers in determining whether the Polymer Scottish£50 notes they receive... Read more…

2022 Valentine's Day Toolkit

11 Jan 2022

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created the 2022 Valentines DayToolkit full of resources to help retailers promote Valentine's Day in their stores and online.
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Attract cyclists to your business by offering secure on-site bike parking with HUDJO

6 Jan 2022

Research shows 45% of people are unwilling to use a bike if there is no secure parking at their destination. HUDJO fixes this problem by encouragingcyclists to hop on their bike and cycle... Read more…

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Help us to campaign the removal of the 200 reporting threshold for retail crime

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Political News

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) are campaigning to have the £200 reporting threshold for retail crime removed.

IRC iconThe IRC is a well-established organisation that brings together like-minded trade associations with interests in the small and independent retail sector. It currently represents c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK and provides a lobbying platform for increasing the profile and voice of independent retailing within Government and Parliament. The ACT and ActSmart are key members of the IRC to represent their members.

 

What is the Retail Crime Threshold?

This is the £200 threshold that determines the response by the police, and theft below this level does not always merit a police visit and offenders can plead guilty by post.

 

Why is it important to campaign?

There is a bill going through the House of Lords that might be a chance to have this threshold removed, which means all retailers having a better sense of security for theft under £200.

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