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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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Small Business Saturday

Posted on in Business News

Small Business Saturday (SBS) is a UK grassroots campaign that actively encourages consumers to shop locally and support the small business in their local communities.

The SBS campaign is now in its sixth year, aiming to have a lasting impact on small businesses across the UK.SBS held its event on the 1st of December and news about this will follow in the next few weeks. 

Small buisness saturday 2018

 

The 2017 campaign was the most successful yet, with:

  • Customers spending an estimated £748m in small business on Small Business Saturday
  • More than 115,000 tweets were sent on the day with the official #SmallBizSatUK hashtag, which reached 115 million people and was trending at number one in the UK
  • Over 87% of local authorities actively supported the campaign, form hosting small business event to providing free parking on the day

James Lowman, ACS chief executive, said:

"We are delighted to support Small Business Saturday in their mission of providing support to small businesses who serve their local communities".

SBS' campaign highlights the vital role that businesses play in their communities.

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