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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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TfL encourages London cycling for Local Bike Shop Day

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

The bicycles-4328493_1920Transport for London blog, Experience London, is about showcasing the best our Capital has to offer. They've scoured the streets above and below ground to bring you the best - from the big attractions and hidden gems to local favourites.

In celebration of Local Bike Shop Day, TfL have shared the following blog posts with the aim of showing new cyclists all that London has to offer.

How to repair a cycle - Meet Jenni. She grew up in San Diego, California but later moved to London. She turned her love for cycling into a career by starting the London Bike Kitchen - an organisation that helps people repair their own cycles, with the help of mechanics, to get them back on the road.

Expert tips for new cyclists - Meet Jacqui. She started cycling on her paper round at 10 year's old. Today, she's a London cycle instructor, cycle buddy, and runs free social rides for British Cycling's Breeze program. Check out her tips for getting started, staying safe and feeling confident cycling in London.

How I mastered my cycling anxiety - Meet Aisling. When they moved to London in 2014, they didn't think cycling was an option. It was intimidating - something that other people did. Hear how a new role and encouragement from friends and London's cycling community helped Aisling find confidence as a disabled cyclist.

 

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