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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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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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