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RETAIL LEGISLATION

EUTPD-II, National Living Wage, and other legislation relevant for retailers

party manifestos

How many times do we hear the leaders of the main political parties claim that small businesses are the backbone of the economy? Yet when the perfect opportunity arises for them to clearly demonstrate...
illicit tobaco

With prices rising, minimum formats in place and illicit tobacco gaining a monopoly in familiar branded packaging, the tobacco trade is experiencing unprecedented pressures. Toby Hill takes a look at the impact on three retailers The...
mainifestos

In a nation of shopkeepers, any party that expects to represent the nation, needs to represent shopkeepers as well. That’s why MPs have been busy visiting convenience stores, pledging business rate reforms and announcing...
illicit tobaco

Manufacturer claims that plain packaging laws are boosting the illicit tobacco trade have been denied by multiple government bodies. Steve Wilkins, JTI anti-illegal trade operations director told Retail Express that “counterfeiting is increasing significantly” and...
legislation advice

The EU Tobacco Products Directive 2 is now in force, but many retailers have been caught with banned products still in their gantry. Here's a reminder of what should no longer be in your...
branded tobacco

Exclusive research has found that 70% of retailers are risking prosecution as they aren't complying with new branded tobacco laws. Retail Express accompanied Islington trading standards on a series of shop visits just days after...
Beebad

Retailers can get their energy drink sales buzzing this summer as BeeBad, a new energy drink made with honey, enters the market. Made in Italy, BeeBad is sweetened with honey and contains royal jelly, ginseng and...
Business rates relief delay

HMRC has denied accusations that The Valuation Office Agency’s business rate appeal process is failing business owners, despite complaints from retailers and industry experts such as the CVS and Montagu Evans. The VOA both sets...