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7 May 2021

Based at Activate Learning's Bracknell & Wokingham College campus this brand new workshop is the latest addition to their expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country.

7 May 2021

Pennine Cycles, shortlisted last year for two awards in the Best Small Shops competition, have now been nominated in the BikeBiz Awards

6 May 2021

Maybe* take examples from successful businesses that used social media to flourish despite the pandemic

5 May 2021

The Government has agreed an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which will enable shops to offer cashback to customers without making a purchase.

29 Apr 2021

Armed with research data from Maybe*, a panel of retail industry expertshave collaborated to create this whitepaper with one goal - to help businesses thrive in this new era of uncertainty.

28 Apr 2021

The Bank of England has released free training materials for retailers with the aim of refreshing awareness of how to check banknotes.

28 Apr 2021

ACT members can receive excellent benefits with NearSt, a powerful platform that encouragers more shoppers through the doors of specialist cycle shops

27 Apr 2021

Defra has just confirmed that the amendments to the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 will not be coming into force on 30th April 2021 as originally...

26 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Welsh Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

23 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

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Single use carrier bag set to increase in Scotland from 5p to 10p from 1st April 2021

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The Scottish Government has confirmed this morning that the minimum price of a single use carrier bag (SUCB) is set to increase from 5p to 10p from 1st April 2021.

The Scottish Government put forward the proposal to increase the minimum charge in a public consultation on developing Scotland's circular economy. The consultation was launched on 7 November 2019.

The increase in the SUCB charge will not result in a cost increase for retailers. The main impacts on retailers is the administrative costs of increasing the charge and, for retailers with more than 10 employees (FTE), the keeping of records on the number of SUCBs sold with a requirement of keeping these records for a minimum of five years.

By increasing the charge, the Government aims to; ensure the continued reduction in SUCB use to date is maintained, support an additional reduction in littering behaviour, increase materials and carbon savings and reduce waste sent to landfill and associated costs of waste treatment.

This increase is subject to Parliamentary approval but a timeframe for this is currently unknown.

 

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