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Retail crime featured heavily in the Independent Retail Report

Independent retailers play a vital role in their communities but operate under increasing pressures, so every so often it is important to remind people of just how great a contribution they make. That’s why the...
business rates budget

Philip Hammond delivered his first and the final spring Budget today, where business rates, a lowering of the sugar levy, a minimum excise on tobacco and an extension of the timeframe for businesses to switch...
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...
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...
Carriage charge concerns to be raised in parliament by NFRN

The NFRN will take its concerns over carriage charge increases by both Menzies and EM News to parliament. The two companies announced that as of April 8, retail customers under their jurisdictions will have to...
Retail crime tops NFRN agenda

Better protection for independent retailers against violent crime topped the NFRN’s agenda at the launch of its Independent Retail Report 2017 yesterday. At a parliamentary reception, the NFRN revealed that 44% of its members believe...
proof of ID

The NFRN is calling for the creation of a criminal offence for the assault and abuse of shop workers when asking for proof of ID. Members will ask government minsters to support the offence’s creation...
MyDrive Online

Leicester retailer Dee Sedani and NFRN president Ralph Patel have teamed up with Philip Morris for the launch of its online category initiative. The MyDrive Online website is live now and contains educational videos, pricing information,...
Why I hope Booker-Tesco gets green light

Shock waves reverberated around the industry when news of Tesco’s purchase of Booker was first announced. In a joint statement, the UK’s largest retailer and the UK’s largest wholesaler said the merger would “create the...
Police response car

The NFRN has called for better police response action to protect independent retailers, after a report revealed that violence and abuse against retail staff has risen by 40% in a year. The plea came in...