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05.02

New notes for Northern Ireland

New £10 and £5 notes with a vertical design and in the polymer format will be issued in Northern Ireland on 27 February. The Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank will introduce both valuations, but Danske Bank will issue only £10 notes. Unlike Bank of England notes, the existing £10 and £5 notes will always be legal currency, […]

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20.12

Business as usual for Scotland’s retailers

Scotland’s Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, published his draft budget proposal including plans to provide Scotland with economic certainty ahead of Brexit. So, what will this mean for retailers? Overall, the proposals will not make much difference to retailers in Scotland but working with bira’s approved partner for rates appeals, Mark Radford, we’ve summarised what the announcement will […]

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22.11

Working hard to support your business growth

At bira direct, adding value to our members is the reason we exist. Once you’re a member we strive to support your business throughout your membership. Right now, we’ve got a big focus on helping you drive more people to your shop with our Footfall drivers campaign and this will continue to be a focus […]

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08.11

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) carries out spot checks

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has been carrying out spot checks on employers across the UK to make sure they are complying with their workplace pensions duties. Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme (AE) audits are giving employers confidence that their processes and procedures comply with this complex legislation and is helping them avoid fines. Executive Director of Automatic […]

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27.09

Stars Underlines celebrates 10th year

Stars Underlines Best Shop Awards reveals its plans for the 10th edition of the only intimates and lingerie retail awards in the UK and Ireland. On 15th November visitors will attend a fun-filled evening with cabaret and singers at the world-famous Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End. LYCRA® is headline sponsor, […]

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26.09

New savings products available to you through bira bank

Personal benefits for you, your employees and their families. At bira we see ourselves as a family and this also includes our members. We also want to ensure your employees and family feel they are part of bira and can start benefiting too. There is always a good excuse to put off saving so here […]

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23.07

National Association Awards shortlist bira for three accolades

A panel of judges have voted The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) as finalists in three categories for the prestigious Association Excellence Awards 2018. bira has been shortlisted for Best Association Website, Best Association Newsletter and Best Association Magazine.   The awards recognise and reward the hard-won achievements of UK trade bodies, professionals membership organisations […]

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02.07

Draper Tools announce 2018 Summer Show with exclusive discounts for bira members

  Draper Tools would like to invite BIRA members to the company’s 2018 Summer Show. The special three-day event runs from Monday 16th July to Wednesday 18th July, from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm each day at The Noke Hotel, Watford Road, St. Albans AL2 3DS. The Summer Show is a fantastic opportunity to take […]

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22.06

bira exhibits at leading housewares show for the first time

Known as the industry’s must attend show Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical have become the focus of the year for housewares, table top and small domestic appliances exhibitors to showcase new products, Christmas Collections and preview spring/summer launches.   Suppliers exhibiting at the show included names such as,  Black + Blum, Bodum, Brabantia, Denby, Horwood […]

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20.04

The #WDYT (What do you think?) campaign for bira members

The #WDYT (What do you think?) campaign helps retailers improve their digital influence which increases local footfall and sales. The activity of this government endorsed campaign across 20 town centres, with over 2,500 retailers, has demonstrated that using this approach can increase digital conversion rates by over 2% and physical footfall by over 20%. The […]

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