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Brexit guidance for retailers

18 Feb 2019

The government has published more Brexit guidance for retailers in the case of a no deal Brexit
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Smart metering implementation programme

15 Feb 2019

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's have proposed to increase engagement with microbusinesses to build their awareness and understanding of the use of smart meters
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Extending the Single-Use Carrier Bag Charge

15 Feb 2019

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' have proposed to extend the carrier bag charge
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E-learning courses for businesses

11 Feb 2019

East Sussex Trading Standards are working with their partners in the Fire Service and Environmental Health and widely through the Business Advice and Support Partnership to supply e-learning for... Read more…

Guidance in preparing for EU exit

11 Feb 2019

A new guidance has been published for the retail sector with information on preparing for the EU exit
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Mobile ecommerce conversions are low, but why?

8 Feb 2019

Desktop ecommerce is getting outweighed by mobile ecommerce but conversions are still very low
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Click & Collect market is predicted to grow

8 Feb 2019

The click & collect market is predicted to grow to 46% over the next five years
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In-store spending encouraged by mobile payments

5 Feb 2019

A study into mobile payments has shown that stores offering mobile payments have more customers and spending
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What business models are working well for retailers?

5 Feb 2019

Internet Retailing reports on retailer's business models that are working in the New Year and listening to the voice of the consumer
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Calls to delay Making Tax Digital rejected

5 Feb 2019

The government has rejected the recommended delay to the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD)


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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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