“We need to realise that shopping is safe,” states Bira as cookshops in England prep
Updated list states homeware is non-essential, while hardware remains essential for England’s lockdown.
Cookshops extend hours before Thursday and prepare for deliveries and Click and Collect.
Bira angry at homewares U-turn last week, plus confusion over supermarkets’ ‘essentials’.
Bira says: “retailers need certainty with regards their cost base.”
Bira presses Government for business rates holiday extension to help high streets and retail jobs.
Association examines high street ‘recovery’ figures from ONS.
More help needed for retailers to meet their post-lockdown rent demands, says Bira and BRC.
Bira and FSB warn that businesses are missing out on millions of unallocated local author