Tag Archives: bira

Bira welcomes temporary abolition of business rates in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s move to temporarily abolish business rates in a bid to minimise the impact of coronavirus has been welcomed by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira). Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP has unveiled a new economic package to the Holyrood Parliament in response to coronavirus, including 12 months …

Read More »

Bira welcomes latest emergency measures to help small businesses through coronavirus crisis

The Government’s £350 billion bailout of the UK economy in response to coronavirus has been welcomed by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira). However, Bira’s CEO Andrew Goodacre says the funds must be made available immediately to stop the collapse of many small independent retailers already seeing reduced trade. Chancellor …

Read More »

Bira supports measures to limit impact of coronavirus for Scottish businesses

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is backing new measures by the Scottish government to help limit the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Bira said Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has announced that the following steps – totalling £320 million – will be put in place during the 2020-21 financial …

Read More »

Bira calls for uniform rates relief across the UK

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling for uniform rates relief across the UK in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Bira said: ‘As part of the spring Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak took the exceptional measure of abolishing business rates for one year for retailers and …

Read More »

Bira supports members through coronavirus

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is helping members access the emergency funds offered by the Government in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the £30 billion package to help the UK economy respond to the coronavirus as part of his spring Budget. …

Read More »

Bira welcomes Budget’s emergency measures

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has welcomed the Chancellor’s emergency package to help small retail businesses amid the coronavirus crisis. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget this afternoon (Wednesday March 11) which included a £30 billion package to help the UK economy respond to the …

Read More »

Bira issues Save Our Shops (SOS) plan

A five-point plan to Save Our Shops (SOS) has been issued by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira). The strategy is the key feature of Bira’s forthcoming manifesto which focuses on ‘what can be done to better support independent retail businesses and minimise the burden on them’. Bira is asking …

Read More »

BHETA/Bira Pavilion ‘proves a hit’ at Spring Fair

The inaugural Pavilion run by trade associations BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) and Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) at the Spring Fair proved a hit, according to BHETA. Spring Fair took place from February 2 to February 6 at the NEC in Birmingham. The Pavilion, sited between Halls 8 …

Read More »

Bira’s message to new Chancellor

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is asking the new Chancellor of the Exchequer to honour pledges made by his predecessor. Yesterday (Thursday February 13), Rishi Sunak was appointed Chief Finance Minister following Sajid Javid’s resignation, as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle. Bira is calling upon Rishi …

Read More »

Last few places available in BHETA/Bira Pavilion at Spring Fair

Smaller brands and start-ups in the housewares sector are being urged to take advantage of a chance to exhibit at the Spring Fair, courtesy of a joint initiative from BHETA and Bira. The Pavilion in Hall 8 of the show, which takes place from February 2 to February 6 at …

Read More »