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29.10

DKB Christmas and New Year Closure 2020/2021

Christmas and New Year Closure 2020/2021 DKB’s office and warehouse will be closed between Christmas and New Year, with the last full working day being Thursday 23rd December 2020. They will open on Monday 4th January 2021. Pre-Christmas Delivery The last day to place orders for delivery before Christmas is Wednesday 16th December 2020 by […]

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27.10

Bira Direct announce new supplier Konstsmide

Konstsmide, established in Sweden in 1942, offer a wide range of lighting for function and for decoration. Including Christmas lighting and decorations for indoor and outdoor lighting solutions. The range includes: Indoor Lighting Christmas light sets Candlesticks Candles Decorations Trees Table decorations Stars Outdoor lights Wall lights Recessed and spotlights Post and pole lighting Smart […]

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26.10

Local lockdowns: Covid messaging update for Coventry, Slough and Stoke-on-Trent

From Saturday 24 October, Coventry, Slough and Stoke-on-Trent moved from Local COVID Alert Level Medium to Local Alert Level High. Measures will only be in place as long as necessary, with case rates and epidemiology reviewed regularly. These measures will be reviewed every 14 days to consider whether they are still appropriate. Help to communicate […]

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23.10

Welsh lockdown: No definitive ‘non-essential’ product list available

With just a few hours to go until Wales goes into a two-week lockdown, the country’s government has failed to provide a definitive list of what cannot by sold by retailers.   Today Bira met with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and a host of major retail businesses to review and respond to new draft […]

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23.10

Brexit: How ready are you for January 1, 2021?

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has urged retailers to familiarise themselves with the actions they need to take ahead of January 1, 2021, when Britain leaves the EU. The Government has launched its tool checker to guide businesses through the transition here When the transition period ends on December 31, 2020, there will be a guaranteed […]

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23.10

New five-tier Covid alert for Scotland

Scotland will enter a new five-tier system of coronavirus alert levels, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The new system will come into force from November 2, 2020, when temporary restrictions on the hospitality trade are to expire. It features five levels of measures – from ‘level zero’ to four – to be applied in […]

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22.10

New support for businesses impacted by lockdown restrictions

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced further financial support for businesses impacted by coronavirus restrictions. Today (Thursday, October 22), the Chancellor said the Government would increase its contribution under the new Job Support Scheme so that businesses would only have to pay 5% of wage costs. He also said that  business grants would be expanded […]

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22.10

Businesses reminded to display QR codes – or face fines

Businesses including hairdressers, beauticians and hospitality venues are being reminded that it is a legal requirement to display official NHS Track and Trace QR codes and log visitors. The Government has warned that any venues not complying with the legislation could face fines of up to £4,000. Other venues required to display QR codes include […]

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22.10

Bira angry over Welsh Government U-turn on ‘essential’ stores

Bira is angry the Welsh Government has made a U-turn on which shops can trade during its two-week lockdown – just hours before its implementation. Bira only received clarification from the Welsh Government last night (Wednesday, October 21) that homeware stores will not be classed as ‘essential’ retail so will have to shut from tomorrow […]

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21.10

Help us understand your knowledge and preparedness for SCA

Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) Awareness Research Within the UK, SCA will be introduced gradually from February 2021 leading up to the FCA enforcement We previously reported that SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) was to be introduced on ecommerce transactions, but the legislation was postponed from its originally planned launch in 2019. Bira is on the UK […]

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