Tag Archives: UK Government

Container shortages and sky-high prices ‘could persist for several more months’, warns logistics firm

Shipping container shortages and voyage cancellations could persist for ‘several more months’, impacting the soaring freight rates further with peak sales season just around the corner and port congestions in Europe, the US, and China still ongoing. This is the latest warning to be issued by the Taiwanese branch of …

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Amazon waste investigation sparks UK government call for ‘more re-use and recycling of products’

An investigation into one of Amazon’s Scottish warehouses has compelled the UK government to call for ‘more re-use and recycling of products’ after it was discovered that the online giant is destroying millions of products a year. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said the government is ‘looking …

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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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Non-essential retailers can order free Covid-19 tests for employees until end of June

Non-essential retailers across England will be able to order free Covid-19 tests for employees until the end of June, the Department for Health and Social Care has confirmed this week. Businesses of all sizes, including smaller operations with fewer than 50 employees, will now be able to register to order …

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Independent Toy & Gift Show rescheduled for September following Government’s Covid update

The Independent Toy & Gift Show has been rescheduled to the new dates of September 14th and 15th this year. The move follows the recent government announcement around gradual relaxation of the lockdown restrictions in accordance to PM Boris Johnson widely reported ‘roadmap’. The annual show will make its return …

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UK government launches Brexit Support Fund for small businesses and retailers

A Brexit Support Fund has been launched by the UK government to help small and medium-sized businesses, including retailers, adjust to the changes in trade rules with the EU. The new £20 million fund is aimed at helping businesses that are new to importing and exporting processes and require assistance …

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Next boss warns that traditional retail employment has ‘become unviable’ in wake of Covid-19

The chief executive of the department store, Next, Lord Wolfson has issued a warning to the traditional retail sector that employment has ‘become unviable’ in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that has accelerated a change in the way consumers shop. The retail boss has expressed concern that thousands of …

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BTHA calls for Government guidance revision over post-Brexit product labeling

British companies are being given an extension on the deadline to comply with new UKCA marking requirements, allowing responsible toy companies to ensure compliance with safety standards on products as set out by the Government. The move follows extensive rallying from the British Toy and Hobby Association, who has been …

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