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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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New Scottish Government Vision on Electric Vehicles

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

Transportscotland Scotland has published a new vision for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The vision document announces a new charging fund providing local authorities with up to £60m over the next four years.

Scottish Ministers are committed to tackling climate change and to delivering net zero as set out in the update to the Climate Change Plan. A key part of this will  be encouraging the people of Scotland to make greater use of public transport, cycling and other forms of active travel. And, whilst they want to see an overall reduction in reliance on cars, aligned with their ambition to reduce annual kilometres driven by 20% by 2030, a wholesale shift to zero emission vehicles is also necessary to meet climate change goals.  

Transport Scotland estimates that half of the fund will be invested in the private sector and anticipates that the vision can double the size of the public charging network in Scotland.

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport Michael Matheson MSP has also announced £350k to support six pathfinder projects across Scotland.

A Network Fit For The Future: Draft Vision for Scotland's Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network 

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