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Help us to campaign the removal of the 200 reporting threshold for retail crime

19 Oct 2021

This is the £200 threshold that determines the response by the police, and theft below this level does not always merit a police visit and offenders can plead guilty by post.
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Kickstart Scheme deadline extension

14 Oct 2021

Originally due to end on 31 December 2021, it has since been announced (4th October 2021) that the scheme has been extended until March 2022.
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September breaks records for number of practical Cytech technicians certified within one month

13 Oct 2021

Cytech continues to be in record-breaking demand as it now sees the highest ever number of technicians certified within one month in September 2021 - with over 115 in the UK alone!
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Contactless Payments Increase to 100 on Friday 15th October 2021

13 Oct 2021

According to UK Finance, 'The new £100 limit is designed to balance security, convenience and consumer demand."
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Your business journey to net zero: Register for the London or Scotland event now

11 Oct 2021

Your Business Journey to Net Zero, is a series of locally focused virtual events, designed to help small businesses who want to play theirpart in climate change, but don't know where is best... Read more…

Write to your MP ahead of Chancellor's Autumn Statement

7 Oct 2021

Independentretailers are urged to write to their MPs ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, which is expected to include a review of business rates.
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Free workshops: Build Back Better by designing circularity into your businesses

6 Oct 2021

Come along to this practical online workshop and you'll take a fresh look at the resources flowing through your business and identify opportunities to increase your profits.
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Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment Delayed to 2024

6 Oct 2021

The government will be introducing compulsory Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned
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Beware of an increase in fraud; here's what to look out for...

30 Sep 2021

Members across the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) have reported an increase in scam emails and fraud attempts experienced by retailers.
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Contactless limit to increase to 100 from 15 October

29 Sep 2021

UK Finance have announced that the national roll-out of the new £100 spending limit for contactless card payments will begin from 15 October 2021.
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UKCA mark deadline delayed by a year to 1st January 2023

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Political News

TodayUKCA the government has announced plans to introduce legislation which will enable CE marked goods to continue being placed on the Great British market until 1 January 2023 - an extension to the previous January 2022 date for full transition.

If you placed goods on the UK market (or in an EU or EEA state) before 1 January 2021, you do not need to do anything for these individual goods. 

They can continue to circulate on either market until they reach their end user and do not need to comply with the changes that took effect from 1 January 2021. This guidance explains what you need to do for any goods you're placing on the GB market after 1 January 2021.

A fully manufactured good is ‘placed on the market' when a written or verbal agreement (or offer of an agreement) to transfer ownership or possession or other property rights in the product is exchanged.

‘Placing a good on the market' means each individual good, not a type of good. It does not require the physical transfer of the good.

You can usually provide proof of placing on the market on the basis of any relevant document ordinarily used in business transactions, including:

contracts of sale concerning goods which have already been manufactured and meet the legal requirements
invoices
documents concerning the shipping of goods for distribution
The relevant economic operator (whether manufacturer, importer or distributor) bears the burden of proof for demonstrating that the good was placed on the market before 1 January 2021.

All goods which previously required the CE marking will not need to use the UKCA marking until 1 January 2023

Businesses are encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new UK regime as soon as possible. However, to allow businesses time to adjust, CE marked goods in scope of this guidance that meet EU requirements (where these match UK requirements) can continue to be placed on the GB market until 1 January 2023 where EU and UK requirements remain the same. This includes goods which have been assessed by an EU recognised notified body.

The UKCA mark must be used for placing goods on the GB market from 1 January 2023.

You will still need to take action to ensure you comply with new importer responsibilities if you are placing a product on the GB market from the EU market.

The complete list of all the sectors covered by the UKCA marking can be found here.

BEIS will be hosting a call to discuss this extension and what this means for industry on Wednesday 25 August from 14:30 to 15:00. You can join the call using this link.

There is an additional seminar on Thursday 2 September at 14:00 to help businesses understand changes and the actions they need to take you can register for the event using this link.
 

 

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