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17 Jan 2022

Thereis now less than three months until all VAT-registered retailers are required to submit quarterly VAT updates and annual returns via the government's Making Tax Digital (MTD) system.

11 Jan 2022

Applicationsfor the Government's latest additional incentive payment of £3,000 opentoday (11 January 2022) for employers who have hired an apprentice(s) over the winter.

11 Jan 2022

Following an increase in counterfeit notes, the "Know your Scottish Polymer £50 notes" document assists retailers in determining whether the Polymer Scottish£50 notes they receive as...

11 Jan 2022

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created the 2022 Valentines DayToolkit full of resources to help retailers promote Valentine's Day in their stores and online.

6 Jan 2022

Research shows 45% of people are unwilling to use a bike if there is no secure parking at their destination. HUDJO fixes this problem by encouragingcyclists to hop on their bike and cycle...

6 Jan 2022

A rising demand for retail property to be used for leisure and hospitality businesses has given "renewed optimism" for some UK high streets and shopping districts, according to industry experts.

5 Jan 2022

Maybe* have rounded up the best social media posts of 2021 so you can take those lesson into 2022 and hit the ground running!

5 Jan 2022

This year will bring everything expected at iceBike* but in a digital format in a whole month of content from Monday 21st February all the way through to Friday 18th March.

16 Dec 2021

As a member of the cycling trade we want your opinion on what date Local Bike Shop Day should fall within the May Bank Holiday, and how you'd like to celebrate it!

16 Dec 2021

You can be a HUDJO host by using any existing secure space on your business premises. By keeping bikes secure you generate additional income and give people more reason to visit you.

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IRC member ACS Launches Wellbeing Guide for Retailers and Colleagues

Posted on in Business News ,Brands & Products News , Cycles News

Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) member ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched new guidance to provide retailers with practical advice on how to support wellbeing for themselves and their colleagues.

IRC iconThe Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) is a well-established organisation that brings together like-minded trade associations with interests in the small and independent retail sector. It currently represents c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK and provides a lobbying platform for increasing the profile and voice of independent retailing within Government and Parliament. The ACT and ActSmart are key members of the IRC to represent their members.

Launched today (31st August) the Wellbeing Guide has been developed in collaboration with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) to provide guidance for retailers of all sizes about practical steps to take on the shop floor to improve staff retention and customer service via a healthy, engaged workforce.

The guide looks at eight key areas of wellbeing, which are:

  • Working environment
  • Relationships and connections
  • Health
  • Learning
  • Work and life balance
  • Personal and purpose
  • Colleague voice
  • Personal finance

In addition to advice and practical steps that retailers can take in their business, the guide also includes case studies from across the sector and covers wellbeing for independent retailers as business owners themselves. Workplace wellbeing is best understood as how people can grow and flourish in the business.

The full guidance is available to download here: https://bit.ly/ACSwellbeingguide

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