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10 Feb 2021

Whether you'd like to ask about business rates, the rent moratorium, or Government support for IBDs during the pandemic, we want to hear it.

9 Feb 2021

Legislation has been laid to increase the minimum amount that retailers must charge for a single use carrier bag from 5p to 10p from 30th April 2021

5 Feb 2021

Over 65 retail organisations, including many members of the IRC, have written to the Prime Minister raising concerns of increasing instances of violence and abuse against shopworkers

4 Feb 2021

Check whether you should be paying a fee to the ICO for processing personal data and if so, how much

3 Feb 2021

Buy now pay later (BNPL) firms such as Klarna and Clearpay are to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority after a report warned of the risk of people running into "unseen debt".

28 Jan 2021

'Exceptional circumstances require an exceptional response'

28 Jan 2021

The ACT is once again collaborating with leading cycling brands, retailers and organisations to support the new Cycling Marketing Board

28 Jan 2021

Maybe* have released a personalised Social Media Guide for 2021.

27 Jan 2021 | 1 comment

As part of our involvement with the IRC, the ACT and a number of other trade organisations with the retailsector co-ordinate feedback amongst our members to influence Government policy.

26 Jan 2021 | 2 comments

TAITRA will host Online Sourcing Meetings with Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO Exhibitors on Thursday 4th of March

ACT meeting with business ministers: send us your questions

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

OParliamentn Tuesday 16th February the ACT, along with other key members of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), will be partaking in a meeting with government officials in regard to the wellbeing of the high street.

The meeting is the second one of its kind, following a conference with Small Business and Enterprise Minister Paul Scully at the end of last year. In this meeting the topics evaluated any lessons that we have so far learned from national lockdowns and ways in which we can move forward from this using government support. Read more about that here.

Have your say

We are now giving our members the opportunity to pose questions to the Government's Business Ministers.

Whether you'd like to ask about business rates, the rent moratorium, or Government support for IBDs during the pandemic, we want to hear it.

To have your say in this meeting, please pass on any relevant questions to with the subject line: ‘Questions for IRC business ministers meeting'.

The deadline for questions is Monday, February 15, 2021, so that they can be collaborated ahead of the meeting. We will do our best to summarise all questions that are posed to us and attain responses within the meeting time. Those that contact us will be contacted shortly after the meeting.

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