Association welcomes Wales and Scotland’s extended freeze on business rates, urging re-think for England.
Association welcomes aspects of yesterday’s Budget although sees ‘missed opportunity’ for business rates extension.
Disappointment that potential April 12 opening means non-essential retailers will miss Easter trading.
Bira calls for clear exit plan out of lockdown for independent retailers.
Scrap business rates until 2022, says Bira after report on pandemic’s impact on footfall.
Housewares demand expected to rise online as consumers stay home; plus calls for support
“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.