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Government pressures banks to support small independent businesses

3 Apr 2020

The Business Secretary has called on high street lenders to ease access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS) for small independent retailers during the crisis.
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National Living Wage Increases and Future Targets

2 Apr 2020

The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increased yesterday, following recommendations made to the Government by the Low Pay Commission
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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 postponed following retailer vote

31 Mar 2020

As Local Bike Shop Day is a day encompassing the whole trade, the final judgement was given to the bike shops that had signup to take part. Out of all the respondents the overwhelming majority -... Read more…

IRC supports Government's challenge to business insurers

31 Mar 2020

The Treasury Select Committee led by Mel Stride MP, has challenged the Association of British Insurers (ABI) regarding the support offered to business via their members, with specific regard to... Read more…

Nearst enables you to stay in contact with your customers via Whatsapp

27 Mar 2020

ActSmart partner NearSt introduce the option to add WhatsApp chat functionality on your NearSt shop page!
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eBay Supports Small Businesses by Waiving Fees

27 Mar 2020

eBay has today pledged to support small business owners by offering a 30day payment holiday for existing sellers and is waiving fees for all new businesses registering to list or sell until... Read more…

Deferral of VAT payments as a result of COVID-19

27 Mar 2020

UK VAT registered business with VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 have the option to defer the payment until a later date or pay the VAT due as normal
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance

27 Mar 2020

Check if you could be covered by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
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Government Announces Three Month Extension for Businesses to File Accounts

26 Mar 2020

The deadline for filing all accounts will be extended by three months for businesses that have been affected by Covid-19
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Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19)

25 Mar 2020

To help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of COVID-19, the Scottish Government has made changes to non-domestic rates (business rates) for 2020-21.... Read more…

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Get involved with National Stationery Week

Posted on in Business News, Creative News

National Stationery WeekFill your pencil cases, sharpen your pencils, grab a clean sheet of paper and get ready to celebrate - National Stationery Week is coming. Celebrations begin on 20 April and run until 26 April!

In its tenth year, this ground breaking initiative engages with consumers, retailers, dealers, suppliers, schools, offices and the media in an unprecedented way.

The 2019 campaign achieved huge levels of column inches, airtime, and trended on social media helping to gain extra sales for retailers and re-sellers.

Get involved

National Stationery Week and the ‘Writing matters' campaign presents retailers with a great marketing opportunity to get involved with.

#stationeryshopsaturday, which is part of National Stationery Week's 7 days of stationery, is the perfect time for independent stationery stockists day to encourage the public to visit their shops, to shout about how great they are, their passion for stationery, their product knowledge and breadth of products.

It's a day for people to treat themselves to a beautiful new notebook and pen, to buy a card, write a letter and to celebrate wonderful stationery and the act of writing, and to share their local stationery shop with the world via social media.

For the second year running Stationery Supplies is spearheading #stationeryshopsaturday in support of this amazing chance to get people talking about their love of stationery and visiting their local stationery shops.

Join in with National Stationery Week 2020, take part in #stationeryshopsaturday on 25h April and share the stationery love.

Details on how to become a participating retailer can be found here.

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