Monthly Archives: February 2018

Automatic Enrolment Messages for Employers

Employers – you need to tell The Pension Regulator how you’ve met your automatic enrolment duties. Find out how today. Over 1 million employers have now completed AE, but over the next six months there are still over 200,000 who will need to complete their duties and tell The Pensions Regulator how they have done […]

April 2018 Contributions Increases

This April will see the start of increased pensions contributions for employers and their staff. The total minimum contribution will rise from 2% to 5% and then to 8% in April next year. Increasing minimum contributions should be a straight forward task for you to do but there are a number of checks you will […]

Stax win award for their charitable efforts

In what was a great night regardless, Stax narrowly missed out on being named ‘Britain’s Best Wholesaler’ at the Housewares Innovation Awards. However, although it wasn’t a win, Stax did come Highly Commended in what was a highly competitive category, as it always is. The Stax team didn’t leave the night empty handed though. They […]

Brits leaving emails wide open to hackers

Over half of all those surveyed aged 18-25 reuse their email password for other accounts – putting their cyber security and identity at risk. The Government’s Cyber Aware campaign and global information services company Experian are urging Brits to help protect their email accounts from hackers with a strong and separate email password through #OneReset […]

Disability Confident in the Retail Sector

We want the retail sector to be Disability Confident by fully realising the potential of disabled people, as employees and customers. Therefore, we are supporting a campaign to promote Disability Confident in retail because of the benefits it can bring to the businesses, employees and customers. The Retail Challenge The retail industry is undergoing fundamental […]

New arrivals to MODA 2018

New arrivals including Blend, Casual Friday, Fransa, Gant and B.Young are amongst the latest signings at Moda this season. With less than three weeks to go, the brand list for Moda has gathered pace with new arrivals including Blend, Casual Friday and Gant amongst the latest signings. The UK’s biggest trade fashion event has welcomed […]

Exciting new partnership for Harris and Stax through bira direct

Up until today independents wishing to place smaller direct orders with Harris had the option to buy single units. However this changes from 1st March 2018 when dealing with Harris directly whereby orders will need to be in pack or box quantities. bira direct’s new partnership with Harris and Stax will allow our members to continue to […]