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8 Oct 2021

TheDepartment for Transport have asked the ACT to remind all businesses participating in the Fix Your Bike voucher scheme that all vouchers assigned to your business will expire on 31st...

7 Oct 2021

Independentretailers are urged to write to their MPs ahead of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement, which is expected to include a review of business rates.

6 Oct 2021

Come along to this practical online workshop and you'll take a fresh look at the resources flowing through your business and identify opportunities to increase your profits.

6 Oct 2021

The government will be introducing compulsory Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned

30 Sep 2021

Members across the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) have reported an increase in scam emails and fraud attempts experienced by retailers.

29 Sep 2021

UK Finance have announced that the national roll-out of the new £100 spending limit for contactless card payments will begin from 15 October 2021.

29 Sep 2021

IRC member the Guild of Fine Food are hosting the Fine Food Show North, a showcase of small & medium-sized food and drink producers from across the UK

27 Sep 2021

IRC member BIRA, together with Starling Bank are working on a news story to share the positive experiences independent retailers have encountered since lockdown ended.

27 Sep 2021

Northern Ireland's high street voucher scheme is now open to everyone aged 18 and over to apply online for a £100 "spend local" card to use inshops before the end of November.

27 Sep 2021

The government has announced plans to make the right to requesting flexible working a day-one right when starting a new job.

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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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