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14.03

Your opportunity to visit the IHA Shanghai – funded by bira direct and STAX Trade Centers PLC

Funded by bira and STAX trade centers PLC, we are inviting you to the amazing opportunity to visit the International Hardware Association (IHA) Congress in Shanghai, China. Hosted by the China National Hardware Association (CNHA), the IHA congress will give great exposure to over 500 delegates and partners of professionals in the hardware industry from […]

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13.03

bira believes that the Government has lost an opportunity to reform business rates.

bira understands that business rates raise £25bn – a valuable pot of money for the Treasury.  However, the Chancellors lack of action regarding making the system fairer completely contradicts statements made by the Minister for High Streets (Marcus Jones), who stated that the Government “need thriving high streets, strong independent retailers and local economies that […]

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10.03

Carl Kammerling International’s C.K tools Celebrates Major Apprenticeship Scheme Success

Bright Sparks has supported over 20,000 students since it launched in 2003 National Apprenticeship Week runs from 6th to 10th March 2017 As the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, Carl Kammerling International’s C.K tools estimates more than 20,000 apprentices have passed through its Bright Sparks scheme since its launch in 2003. Designed to develop […]

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08.03

bira believes that the Chancellor’s Budget does not deal with the fact that business rates are fundamentally unfair.

The Chancellor has taken some responsibility in acknowledging that there is a problem by providing some relief for small businesses.  However, considering that the same re-evaluation has reduced the average bill for Amazon’s nine distribution centres by an average of 1.3% or £147,632 , it is scant consolation for small businesses that no longer qualify for […]

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06.03

UK’s independent retailers urge Hammond to listen to their solution to business rates reform, ahead of this week’s Budget

The long-delayed revaluation to business rates coming into effect on 1st April threatens the future of thousands of small retail businesses across the UK. This comes at the worst possible time with business uncertainty due to Brexit, National Living Wage and the depreciation of the pound, all affecting small retail businesses. The national association representing […]

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03.03

bira bank – Vehicle tax rates change for cars and motorhomes registered after 1 April 2017

bira bank wanted to make all members aware of the new vehicle tax rates affecting vehicle registrations from the 1st April 2017. There are no changes to vehicles registered before 1 April 2017. Vehicles registered after this date will have their tax calculated for the first year on CO2 emissions. After the first year the […]

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03.03

Marxman – The perfect drilling companion

The Marxman™ marking tool is a unique and simple idea to address a problem commonly encountered by professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike. Accurately marking where to drill in hard to reach places Marxman Marking tool is a unique and cunningly clever new tool, designed to clearly, Quickly and easily mark a reference point on almost […]

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27.02

Are your deposits earning you as much as they could?

bira members have access to market leading savings rates You may be aware of the “almost negative” interest rates being paid by high street banks on their savings accounts with many of them currently looking to reduce these even further. bira bank want to make you aware that you have exclusive access to market leading […]

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24.02

Put Kasp to the test at Lockexpo 2017

Kasp®, the leading brand in security from Carl Kammerling International, will be showcasing its popular ranges at this year’s LockExpo 2017. Visitors to stand B18 are invited to ‘put Kasp to the test’ to see first-hand why the company has become a real force in the security market. Kasp will be displaying a selection of products […]

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24.02

Business Secretary and Ministers hold meeting with leading retailers

Alan Hawkins, bira CEO attended a vital High Level Retail Roundtable meeting with the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, along with Margot James MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Corporate Responsibility on 22 February.  Jane Ellison, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, was also in […]

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