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05.10

Landbased Technician Accreditation – Ten Years On

2017 marks the tenth anniversary since the introduction of the Landbased Technician Accreditation (LTA) Scheme which now has over 3000 industry members registered within it. To celebrate this achievement, the industry led Landbased Education Training and Education Committee (LE-TEC), who oversees the management of the LTA scheme is introducing a range of improvements designed to […]

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30.09

Rating List 2017

On 30th September the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) published the draft 2017 rating list containing details of new rateable values which will be effective from April next year. The VOA estimates the following regional changes for retail in England: North East -16%,  Yorks -11%, North West -15%, West Mids -11%, East Mids -5%, East -13%, South West -14%, South […]

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29.09

Rating revaluation – what it means for independent retailers in the UK

The new Rating List will reveal many winners and losers – broadly a northern gain and a southern loss.  With a harder and more complicated appeals process, preparing for receipt of 2017 rates bills will be difficult. However, for the businesses who face an increase in the bills, any rise will be capped at 5% […]

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02.09

Share what makes you happy at this season’s PATS

The PPRA, bira’s specialist division for pet product retailers, will be spreading a little happiness on Stand G59 at the biggest-ever PATS show.

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16.08

One in five employers missing auto-enrolment staging date

One in five employers is failing to sign its employees up to an auto-enrolment pension scheme, putting them at risk of hefty fines from The Pensions Regulator, according to figures released by AE master trust Now: Pensions. In the second quarter of 2016, Now: Pensions reported 21 per cent of the companies that signed up […]

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08.08

Spring Fair set to launch DIY Sector for Spring Fair 2017

Spring Fair, organised by i2i Events Group, has announced the addition of an all-new DIY sector for the 2017 show, taking place at NEC Birmingham from 4-9 February.

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04.08

bira scoops the honours in tussle with BHETA

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) scooped the honours in the inaugural Tussle on the Turf Golf Masters challenge competition with supplier trade association BHETA. The event was held The Welcombe Golf Club in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. A mixture of forty suppliers and retailers battled it out on a challenging course in some hot […]

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29.07

The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016: Product Finalists Are Announced

Take over a thousand housewares products and an extensive panel of retail buyers. Put them all together for a busy day and the result is an impressive line-up of finalists to the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2016 (listed below).

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25.07

Influential independent retailers share their expertise on a day of discovery and development with Bosch

Retailers got the chance to explore and develop the new Bosch Food Prep Range at the Bosch Head Office in Milton Keynes this month. The day, organised in conjunction with Connect, a leading SDA and spares electrical distributor and one of bira direct’s newest suppliers, gave a number of British Independent Retailers Association (bira) members […]

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21.07

Independent hardware and DIY retailers look on the bright side, with the help of Dulux and bira

Independent retailers explored colour and finishes at AkzoNobel’s Head Quarters in Slough, having a tour of the Dulux Academy and the Dulux Customer Centre, in a visit organised by the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). Retailers were able to see the latest technology being developed, new ranges and new POS, as well as discover how […]

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