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2019-2020 Scottish Government's Budget

13 Dec 2018

The 2019-2020 Scottish Budget plan provided by ACS outlines the spending commitments from the Scottish Government with regards to retail.
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Free independent retailer training

12 Dec 2018

Mid Sussex District Council is offering local retailers to sign up now for free training to keep Mid Sussex high streets vibrant and alive.
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Best Small Shops Winner 2018

12 Dec 2018

A combined bookshop, café, deli & homeware shop based in St Boswells, in the rural Scottish Borders, has been named Britain's Best Small Shop of 2018 at an event at the Houses of... Read more…

booost pre-registration competition winners announced

10 Dec 2018

To promote the coming-soon loyalty, gifting and promotions app - booost, a competition was run offering retailers free access and prizes.
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UK retail sees a bigger shift to online

10 Dec 2018

The UK retail market sees more money spent online than on the high streets
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Britain's Best Bike Mechanic 2018 in association with Park Tool

5 Dec 2018

Earlier this year Cycling Weekly and MBR set out to find Britain's Best Bike Mechanics in association with Park Tool and supported by British Cycling, with the final held at ATG Training's new... Read more…

What can help retailers stand out?

5 Dec 2018

Delivery services offered by retailers can help them stand out from their competition. But there are elements that make the difference.
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Taxing online sales may be the way to save the high street

5 Dec 2018

Tax retailers that make more than 20% of turnover online, all the while subsidising high streets through cheaper rates is the way to save the high street.
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3rd of sales took place online on Black Friday, this isn't a positive

5 Dec 2018

Black Friday has become an overwhelming online event, suggested through the online sale figures.
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April 2019 NLW and NMW rates

3 Dec 2018

The Low Pay Commission report 2018 has been published with recommendations for NLW and NMW rates to apply from April 2019
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More foot and cycling traffic could help the UK's high streets

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

Following the improvements made by Transport for London, to making cycling and walking easier it was found that more businesses were filling retail space.


Transport for London (TfL) have stated that, improvements encouraging people to walk and cycle could be a step in the right direction towards supporting the UK's High Streets.

TfL published research that has highlighted how improvements to the safety and simplicity of walking and cycling in London's town centres and High Streets have led to an increases in retail rental values, more retail space and a 93% increase in people walking in the streets.

TfL's research also found a correlation between the general public walking, cycling and using public transport and the benefits to the high streets. People walking, cycling and taking advantage of the public transport systems spend 40% more each month than car drivers.

Locations including Bromley North Village, Hornchurch Town Centre, Clapham, Woolwich Town Centre and Walworth Road were assessed in detail to evaluate the effects of improvements made such as, widened footpaths, outdoor spacing and seating, new public squares and pedestrian crossings. In comparison to unimproved and untouched areas, it was found that footfall increased, people spent more time in the street, retail rental values increased, more retail space was filled and office rental values increased.

This research was published as part of a new online hub to demonstrate and shed light onto the economic benefits of the TfL's Healthy Streets Approach. It is TfL's aim to create high streets that are designed for the people.

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