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Bira: ‘High street banks should hang heads in shame’

High street banks are failing to support small independent retailers in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, a new members’ survey by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has revealed. Bira asked its members about the support they have received following the outbreak of coronavirus – and the results show …

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Retailers aim to help combat covid with contactless

In response to extensive pressure from BRC (British Retail Consortium) and widespread consumer demand, the contactless limit for in-store card transactions will increase from £30 to £45. This move is being introduced in response to the coronavirus epidemic, to reduce the need for physical contact with PIN-Entry Devices (PEDs) at …

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Bira survey reveals retailer confidence at three-year low

The British Independent Retailers Association’s (Bira) Business Confidence Barometer, which forms part of Bira’s annual Wages Survey, shows 50.8% of independent retailers are feeling ‘anxious’, which is significantly higher than in 2018 (40.83%). The number of retailers feeling ‘very confident’ showed a decline too, with only 7.1% feeling very confident, …

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Retailers demand Chancellor addresses business rates

More than 50 big retailers have come together to demand the Government takes action on the business rates system. In a letter to the new Chancellor Sajid Javid, the retailers have called on the government to put business rates at heart of the promised new economic package. The letter, co-ordinated …

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Housewares retailers share their Spring Fair insights

Billed as the number one sourcing destination for the UK’s home & gift industry, Spring Fair takes place from February 3 to February 7 at the NEC in Birmingham. The 2019 event is expected to attract 56,000 retail professionals, who will view the wares of 2,500 exhibitors spread across 15 …

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