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21 Jul 2021

£2 billion will be invested over five years with the aim that half of all journeys in towns and cities will be cycled or walked by 2030, benefitting the UK's high streets in many ways

15 Jul 2021

Face coverings are no longer required by law but states that government expects and recommends that people continue to wear a face covering in crowed, enclosed spaces. Businesses who want to...

1 Jul 2021

HM Treasury has launched a consultation on delivering more frequent business rate revaluations in England

17 Jun 2021

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers with the tools to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

17 Jun 2021

Join the Secretary of State for the Department for BEIS, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, for the next in a seriesof live panel discussions on 23rd June at 10:30 AM

15 Jun 2021

Rishi Sunak has rejected business demands for an extension of the furlough scheme and business rates relief, despite a four-week delay in the easing of Covid-19 restrictions now set for 19 July.

10 Jun 2021

The HomeOffice has asked businesses to take part in the Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS)- an important survey on the nature, extent and cost of crimes against businesses in England and...

13 May 2021

From 21st May in England, the minimum charge for plastic bags will increase from 5p to 10p per bag, and will be applicable to all businesses regardless of size.

12 May 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) virtual meeting takes place on the 14th of May with the subject ''How to make active travel safer - improving safety audits and...

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.

Decarbonisation plan sets out steps to net zero & benefit UK high streets

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Thecycle path Department for Transport (DfT) has published its strategy on ‘Decarbonising Britain: A Better, Greener Plan', setting out how the nation will meet its legal target of being net zero by 2050.

The plan recognises that the UK's charging infrastructure network must meet the demands of its users in the future, therefore committing to a £950 million Rapid Charging Fund to upgrade grid capacity at service areas across motorways and A-roads. The Government also confirmed it is working with Ofgem to make new grid connections as efficient as possible.

The plan also announces the phasing out of HGVs in 2035 and outlines how the Government and industry can act to decarbonise the last mile of deliveries.

Increasing cycling and walking is a large pproportion of the plan, whereby the DfT aim to deliver the Prime Minister's bold vision for cycling and walking investing £2 billion over five years with the aim that half of all journeys in towns and cities will be cycled or walked by 2030. The also plan to deliver a world class cycling and walking network in England by 2040.

The IRC is in regular contact with the DfT through the ACT and plans to engage with them on this plan to support its development and implementation. as well as disussing opportunities this may present for the cycling industry.

Read the full report on ‘Decarbonising Britain: A Better, Greener Plan' here.

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