Tag Archives: retail

Bira calls on Chancellor to bin rates reform Bill

Bira is urging the Government to scrap plans to bring forward the next revaluation of business rates to April 1, 2021. Bira has joined other heads of the retail sector in calling Chancellor Rishi Sunak to withdraw ‘disastrous’ legislation, due to be discussed tomorrow (Wednesday, April 29). The Non-Domestic Rating (lists) Bill was introduced in the […]

Join live online chat with Bira CEO

Bira members are invited to submit their questions to a live online chat with CEO Andrew Goodacre. Localise – a pioneering new shopping app for independent retailers – is hosting the Q&A as part of its We are in this Together small business community initiative on Facebook next Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11am. Andrew […]

What does the election mean for retail?

WHAT DOES THE ELECTION RESULT MEAN FOR RETAIL?  Source: GlobalData   The party manifestoes offered little other than more pain for retailers, but the uncertainty arising from the election result threatens to damage the industry more than any policy could.   In one sense not much has changed for retail –  little in the way […]

bira joins Small Business Minister at retail roundtable

Margot James hosted a retail roundtable last week with the UK’s top retail companies to discuss future opportunities. Alan Hawkins, bira CEO was there to represent the voice of the independent retailer. Small Business Minister Margot James chaired a roundtable on the 2 November 2016 with some of the country’s top retailers to discuss their […]