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Our membership magazine demonstrates real membership value and is a means for sourcing advice, support, savings and services. It signposts members towards exciting events and exhibitions, and new products and suppliers. And it ensures our members are well-informed on the latest matters of legislation and compliance affecting their business.
Daring to be different
Increase your profit margins
Profit margins in the retail sector are often tight. Here London-based Cottons Chartered Accountants suggest eight ways to increase your bottom line.
At the sharp end
BIRA HAS WORKED with the Home Office for several years to help tackle knife crime but also to protect the rights of retailers who legitimately sell everyday sharp objects.
Are you ready for Making Tax Digital?
A CARTOON CHARACTER called Dexter the Digital Tax Advisor has been introduced by Xero as the face of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT, the biggest change to tax in decades.
Soothing sounds for quiet living
We’ve teamed up with Quiet Mark to raise awareness and lower all the noise. Because, according to a recent survey, 6 out of 10 consumers are looking for quieter appliances, and that feels very much like a trend.
Dogged devotion to style at Mungo and Maud
When Nicola and Michael Sacher could not find dog products to suit their own home, they started a business that now serves the cream of department stores around the globe. Welcome to the stylish world of Mungo & Maud.
The most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, the General Data Protection Regulation came into force on 25 May last year. Here Andrew Hartshorn of law firm Shakespeare Martineau reviews the first six months of GDPR activity.
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CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to calculate the real cost of discounting
As we approach Black Friday, CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to keep hold.
Discounts cost you more than you think – and won’t win you loyal customers
As tough trading and the imminent festival of price-cutting that is Black Friday approaches, bira members are being urged to think carefully about the real consequences of embarking on the discounting route.
“Turnover is vanity. Profit is sanity”