Scrap business rates until 2022, says Bira after report on pandemic’s impact on footfall.
Bira presses Government for business rates holiday extension to help high streets and retail jobs.
Association lobbies for business rates freeze and Christmas voucher scheme from government.
A ‘resilient homewares market’ has helped strong performance over the last two months.
Shopping centre based Wooden Spoon The Cookshop reports on trade since reopening from lockdown.
Kitchen electricals have been “flying off the shelves,” says Barkers of Northallerton’s cookshop buyers.
Association examines high street ‘recovery’ figures from ONS.
Bira is inundated with calls from indie retailers including housewares stockists.
Housewares stockists share their post-lockdown experiences, benefiting from the rise in home cooking.