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20.03

Launch of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme brought forward

The launch of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) has been brought forward. At the Budget on March 11, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that the scheme would be available ‘over the coming weeks’. This has now been brought forward and the launch is expected in week commencing March 23 2020. As […]

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20.03

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Readiness Bulletin – Issue 4

This business readiness bulletin for trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries provides important information for you and your business members and networks on Coronavirus (COVID-19). We suggest that organisations providing advice to business continue to ensure that the latest GOV.UK information is available on their websites to support members and networks. Specific information […]

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20.03

Home & Gift Harrogate to go ahead, say organisers

Home & Gift Harrogate will go ahead as planned, organisers have told Bira. The show has been a key date in the retail calendar for 60 years, bringing the retail industry together and allowing buyers and brands to meet, share and do business. Clarion Events, the organisers behind Home & Gift, have today confirmed that […]

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19.03

Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last update: 19.03.2020 To help owners of non-domestic properties, including businesses, deal with the impact of COVID-19, the Scottish Government has made changes to non-domestic rates (business rates) for 2020-21. The move follows Bira’s direct plea to Scottish Ministers to follow the measures outlined by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. Bira’s CEO Andrew Goodacre […]

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18.03

Bira welcomes temporary abolition of business rates in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s move to temporarily abolish business rates in a bid to minimise the impact of coronavirus has been welcomed by Bira. Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP has unveiled a new economic package to the Holyrood Parliament in response to coronavirus, including 12 months of full relief from business rates for retailers and hospitality. The move […]

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18.03

Harris adjusts sales team visits

Following the latest government guidance L G Harris have asked many of their staff to begin working from home. This includes the field sales team. Please see the statement from L G Harris below. Dear Customer, RE: Covid-19 Area Sales Manager visits In response to the guidelines set out by the Goverment in last night’s […]

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18.03

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Readiness Bulletin – Issue 3

This business readiness bulletin provides important information for you and your business on Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the latest GOV.UK guidance. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will provide further advice for business today, Tuesday 17 March. Further information and links to the Chancellor’s statement will be circulated in tomorrow’s bulletin.   NEW – Exceptional travel advisory […]

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18.03

New emergency funds welcomed – but must be available immediately

The Government’s £350 billion bailout of the UK economy in response to coronavirus has been welcomed by Bira. However, CEO Andrew Goodacre says the funds must be made available immediately to stop the collapse of many small independent retailers already seeing reduced trade. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the enhanced packaged of emergency […]

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17.03

Bira welcomes move to support small businesses in Wales through coronavirus

Bira has welcomed a move to support small businesses in Wales through the coronavirus crisis. The Welsh Government has announced it will temporarily reduce – or abolish – rates for some small businesses in a move worth £200m to help limit the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Shops, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales […]

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17.03

Bira Direct Product of the Month – EVO Lifestyle Products

The essential cleaning sponge from EVO Lifestyle products An official brand partner of Mrs Hinch the scrub daddy range has become a firm favourite in the cleaning category with customers. Scrub Daddy’s FlexTexture® changes texture based on your water temperature. Firm in cold water for tough scrubbing, soft in warm water for light cleaning He […]

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