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

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced some business rate help for small business in the Spring Budget. Businesses who will no longer qualify for business rate relief from April will have any increase they face capped...
Making Tax Digital

The NFRN and ACS have called for the Government’s timeframes on its Making Tax Digital proposal to be extended. HMRC wants most businesses to do quarterly income tax updates and national insurance obligations through its accounting...
Sterling Dual packs

JTI has reassured retailers that it is fine to sell Sterling Dual packs marked ‘multi-pack not to be sold separately’ after they appeared in cash & carries last month. The packs have so far been...
Business rates: do you feel lucky?

All eyes will be on the Budget on March 8 and the focus for many will be what chancellor Philip Hammond has to say on the matter of business rates. The NFRN, ACS and several...
business rates

Independent convenience retailers have demanded that the Government takes action on March 8 to lessen the devastating impact of sweeping business rate rises due to come in next month. Retailers and trade organisations want...

What do you do when you know a store's footfall isn't going to go up? Double down on improving efficiency and staff productivity, says the Fraser Group's Nick Fraser. Chris Gamm reports How do you...

Last week, we submitted our recommendations to the Treasury ahead of what will be the final Spring Budget before the political event moves to the autumn under plans announced by the Chancellor at the...
Billy Kinder

Every year, the RN team visits stores up and down the UK to learn about working life in independent businesses. In the third of our blogs on our visits, associate editor Chris Rolfe joins Today’s retailer...