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Workshop announced for impending export VAT rules impacting B2C Trading

13 May 2021

The EU's incoming One Stop Shop (OSS) VAT return for e-commerce aims to simplify VAT obligations for companies carrying out cross-border sales of goods and services (mainly online) to... Read more…

Businesses offering retail finance can now save hundreds of pounds per year with ActSmart's new initiative

13 May 2021

ActSmart members will be able to save time and money when offering retail finance with the new Retail Finance Appointed Representative initiative
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ActSmart partners with Maybe* to help retailers find social media success

13 May 2021

ActSmart are partnering with the social media management platform Maybe* in a bid to get more cycling retailers up-to-date in the world of social media
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Take the Which? Cash Friendly Pledge

13 May 2021

The Which? Cash Friendly Pledge is a public commitment to show customers that your stores accept cash payments

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Single-Use Plastic Carrier Bag Charge Increase

13 May 2021

From 21st May in England, the minimum charge for plastic bags will increase from 5p to 10p per bag, and will be applicable to all businesses regardless of size.

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ACT and ActSmart to meet with business minister Paul Scully to discuss high street initiatives

13 May 2021

On Wednesday 19th May the ACT, along with other key members of the IRC, will be partaking in a meeting with government officials in regard to the wellbeing of the high street
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Register now for APPGCW virtual meeting to discuss how to make active travel safer

12 May 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) virtual meeting takes place on the 14th of May with the subject ''How to make active travel safer - improving safety audits and... Read more…

Best Small Shops nominee Pennine Cycles once again commended with award

7 May 2021

Pennine Cycles, shortlisted last year for two awards in the Best Small Shops competition, have now been nominated in the BikeBiz Awards

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Government Supports Amendment to Introduce Cashback Without Purchase

5 May 2021

The Government has agreed an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which will enable shops to offer cashback to customers without making a purchase.
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Free Whitepaper: How the retail sector can survive and thrive post-pandemic

29 Apr 2021

Armed with research data from Maybe*, a panel of retail industry expertshave collaborated to create this whitepaper with one goal - to help businesses thrive in this new era of uncertainty.... Read more…

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Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme now available to customers

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

  • BikesPM launches government's most ambitious plans yet to boost cycling and walking
  • Vision commits to thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for any child or adult, and first ever zero-emission transport city
  • Launch comes alongside the initial release of £50 bike repair vouchers tonight to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of active travel
Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans to overhaul cycling and walking in England launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Tuesday 28 July).

Tackling the causes of ill health, not just the symptoms, is vital to help reduce demand on the NHS, and taking up cycling has been proven to offer huge benefits for people's physical and mental health.

The new plan aims to build on the significant increase in the number of people cycling during the pandemic. It sets out a comprehensive, long term vision to increase active travel and embed the benefits of walking and cycling into how we live, work and get around.


First batch of bike repair vouchers released

Alongside the launch of the strategy, today the first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 were released on Tuesday night to the public in a pilot scheme to encourage thousands of people get back into cycling.

By encouraging people to get their old bikes out of the back of the shed fixed and safe to ride, the scheme will help more people choose cycling over public transport as a convenient way to travel, for example when going to the shops or seeing friends.

Due to overwhelming demand for cycle shops' services during the pandemic, vouchers will be released in batches in order to help manage capacity across participating stores. The first 50,000 were made available just before midnight on Tuesday on a first come first served basis to those who register online.

Government will work closely with industry during this first pilot launch to monitor its success and adapt the scheme as necessary before rolling it out more widely.

Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme: apply for a voucher

 

Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme: register as a bike repairer

 

 

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