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Business rate reform called for as industry reacts to landslide Labour election win

9 Jul 2024

Following Labour’s general election win, the retail industry has stressed the need for a business rates overhaul to protect high streets across the country.
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Bira calls on new Labour government to prioritise independent retail sector

9 Jul 2024

Following Labour’s landslide Election victory, Bira, the British Independent Retailers Association, has urged the new government to make good on its promise of change by prioritising the... Read more…

Much loved toyshop saved by owner's daughter

9 Jul 2024

A much-loved toy shop in Aberystwyth that was facing closure has been saved after the former shopkeeper's daughter decided to take over the reins.
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Inverness-based retailer wins coveted Drapers Award for Best Independent Footwear Retailer

9 Jul 2024

A family-owner retailer in Inverness, Begg Shoes, has been named Best Independent Footwear Retailer at the 2024 Drapers Footwear Awards, held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements... Read more…

'Pay-as-you-feel' barber wins hairdressing award

9 Jul 2024

A man who offers "pay-as-you-feel" haircuts has been named the UK's best barber.
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The Times publishes its list of the seven best shopping streets in the UK

24 Jun 2024

The Times has just published its list of the seven best shopping streets in the UK.
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Indie retail village wins Hospitality Hero Velvet Award for 2024

24 Jun 2024

An independent retail village in Ely that celebrates its one-year anniversary this month has won the Hospitality Hero Velvet Award for 2024.
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Bike shop owner slams police’s “abject apathy” after three shops broken into in one night

24 Jun 2024

A cycle shop owner has criticised the police’s “abject apathy” towards bike theft after thieves attempted to break into his store for the second time in a year, on the same... Read more…

A simple comparison of the General Election manifestos

24 Jun 2024

With less than three weeks to go until the General Election, Bira has produced a simple table comparing manifestos for Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Reform UK, and... Read more…

Independents Day message - supporting independent shops boosts local jobs and economies.

24 Jun 2024

With the annual Independents’ Day weekend coming up on July 6th and 7th, independent retailers have been reinforcing the message that supporting independent shops boosts... Read more…

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Retail workers face money challenges at alarming rate

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

The report, published to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, found that 43% of surveyed employees in the retail sector had felt stressed or had experienced poor mental health within six months, with 27% saying this happens very often or all the time.

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Almost a quarter have endured burnout – a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by work-related stress.

As a result of the cost-of-living crisis and money-related stress, 57% of retail workers say they are less productive, with 16% taking more sick days and almost 23% are looking for a higher-paid job at work.

Of the retail workers surveyed, 73% feel negatively about their finances. Yet just 15% are offered financial wellbeing benefits by their employer, compared to 36% of employees in accounting, banking and finance.

This is despite 75% of staff wanting more support with their personal finances.

Of those surveyed, 36% say they would welcome one-to-one financial coaching provided at work and 37% would be open to using self-learning resources created by experts.

Claro Wellbeing head of employee wellbeing Stacey Lowman commented:

“Supporting staff financial wellbeing is just as important as supporting their mental and physical health – in fact, all three are linked.”

Last month, a poll revealed a rising abuse and violence committed against shopworkers in the UK, with 36% of customers witnessing retail workers being abused.

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