Tag Archives: British Retail Consortium

100 UK retailers call on PM for tougher laws tackling ‘escalating violence’ against workers

Leading retailers from across the UK have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, calling for support of an amendment to official bills that would tackle escalating violence and abuse against retail workers. 100 UK retailers have added their names to the list asking for an amendment to the Polic, …

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UK government considering plans to increase business rates revaluations

The UK government has launched a consultation to consider plans to increase the frequency of business rates revaluations that could see them take place every three years rather than the current five year period. The consultation has been launched by the HM Treasury as part of the government’s wider review …

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BRC welcomes Government’s rent moratorium extension as move is ‘made in the nick of time’

The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the government’s plans to extend the current rent moratorium on commercial properties, including retailers, to protect tenants from eviction to March next year, stating that the move has been made “in the nick of time.” The Treasury chief secretary Steve Barclay told MPs in …

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UK sees “strongest sales growth of the pandemic” as May retail increases 10 per cent

Pent up demand for in-store shopping, coupled with the reopening of hospitality and enduring appreciation of the return of non-essential retailers, has helped the UK’s retail scene to the strongest sales growth of the pandemic. On a total sales basis, sales have increased 10 per cent in the four weeks …

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Disney, John Lewis, and Argos join BRC charter of 55 retailers with pledge for better diversity and inclusion

More than 50 major retailers, including The Disney Store, John Lewis, Argos, and The Very Group have signed to a new charter to take ‘decisive action’ to improve their diversity and inclusion practices. It follows research from the British Retail Consortium that discovered that seven out of ten (around 69 …

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Chancellor ‘considering tax on online giants’ to help payback Government’s Covid spending

Amazon and other major online retailers could be facing a new online sales tax to help the UK pay its debts following extensive borrowing during the pandemic. Treasury sources have confirmed that Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering initiating a tax that will target companies who have done well out of …

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Retail warns of “revenue-crushing” impact on sector should click-and-collect ban spread

The British Retail Consortium and Scottish Retail Consortium have warned that the curb on non-essential click and collect services could prove ‘disastrous for an already beleaguered retail industry,’ with far wider implications for the UK’s retail sector should the ban widen. The warning has been issued since yesterday’s breaking announcement …

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The BTHA calls for Government intervention to ease UK ports and ‘save the festive season’

The British Toy and Hobby Association and the British Retail Consortium are calling on the Government to intervene at British ports where congestion caused by Covid and a backlog of PPE has left shipments of toys and gifts unlikely to be delivered in time for Christmas. The BTHA is among …

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Shoppers fuel sales growth in October but BRC warns that lockdown easing by December “is vital for survival”

Shoppers taking the opportunity to stock up on home comforts and food supplies ahead of the England-wide lockdown helped total retail sales increase 4.9 per cent in the four weeks to October 31, indicating some respite for the UK retailer hampered by coronavirus restrictions this year. Despite the lift – …

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September retail sales lift indicates earlier Christmas shopping as British shops show ‘remarkable resilience’

The KPMG’s UK head of retail, Paul Martin has praised the resilience of the British retailer as ‘nothing shy of remarkable’ over recent months, as September witnessed retail sales increase 6.1 per cent on a like for like basis on the same period one year ago, in what analysts have …

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