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UK Cycling resurgence timed perfectly for Local Bike Shop Day 2020

2 Sep 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme join forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 the best yet.
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‘Where You Shop Matters' Campain stars Card Retailers Lark London and Halls of Llandaff

2 Sep 2020

Greeting card retailers, Lark London and Halls of Llandaff are among theindependent retailers to star in Visa's current Where You Shop Matters campaign.
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Plastic Bag Charge Increase to be extended to all businesses from April 2021

2 Sep 2020

From April 2021 single use plastic bag charge will be increased to from 5p to 10p and apply to ALL businesses, regardless of size.

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Download your free Local Bike Shop Day 2020 digital Retailer Promo Pack

27 Aug 2020

There is now just over a week to prepare for this year's Local Bike Shop Day! To make preperations as easy as possible for IBDs during this busy time the ACT have created a digital Retailer... Read more…

Lock it, mark it, don't lose it: Download TfL's anti-theft poster now

21 Aug 2020

Download the TfL poster now to display in store and help us to avoid as many thefts as possible.
 
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Get your free retailer pack now by signing up on the Local Bike Shop Day website, last few remaining!

20 Aug 2020

Over 200 of these packs have already been given away to participating retailers, to get yours make sure you sign up now!

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Drive your organisation forward on social with the Maybe* free webinars

20 Aug 2020

Gain exclusive insight, expert opinion and up-to-date case studies with the Maybe* live webinars
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Independent Retailers Confederation partners with ‘shopping appointment' solution to bring confidence back to shopping

18 Aug 2020

New service eliminates the need for customers to queue to get into independent shops

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Get Pumped Up to cycle and join the World's Biggest Bike Ride on 12 September

14 Aug 2020

Cycling UK have launched a new campaign- Pumped Up- to celebrate the joy of the bike across our towns, cities and countryside and reminding people about the fun and freedom that cycling... Read more…

How Shop Local Week could benefit local bakery businesses

13 Aug 2020

Comment from Karen Dear, Director of Operations at the CBA (Craft Bakers Association) on how Shop Local Week could benefit local bakery businesses
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IRC creates Independent Retailers Rent Survey

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Although the high street has now been able to IRCreopen for a full month now, this does not mean the problems caused by the COVID-19 crisis are anywhere near over.

The Independent Retailers Confederation's (IRC) aim to assist high street shops in getting back up and running. This involves the creation of campaigns such as the 'We are open' shop map- a directory of UK shops and small businesses that are still open and operating responsibly during COVID-19, and the Best Small Shops competition- a competition championing indie retailers showing innovation throughout the pandemic. Indie Retail are also temporarily providing free job advertisement to all retailers. 

The IRC believe that when it comes to saving the high street we are all in this together and that the future of the high street is dependent upon all indies surviving. In the most recent efforts to help the high street all IRC members are promoting a questionnaire to gather information on the experiences independent shops have been having with landlords and rent payments.

Many businesses across the high street have been struggling to pay their rents due to the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown. To date, the only action the Government has taken on this issue is the introduction of a voluntary Code of Practice for commercial landlords and tenants many retailers do not believe goes far enough.

With that in mind, the IRC have created the Independent Retailers Rent Survey. The survey should take less than 5 minutes and will help inform our lobbying with Government, provide us with an idea of what is happening across the market and bring some much needed media attention to the plight of indie businesses across the high street. All results are confidential and will not be shared except on an anonymised and aggregated basis.

Complete the Independent Retailers Rent Survey now  

The deadline for the survey is Friday 31 July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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