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19 Aug 2021

Send in your shop photos featuring the Local Bike Shop Day window sticker, posters and flyers to be posted on the social media channels.

19 Aug 2021

The web and mobile platform, Hubtiger, has created a brand new demo video to demonstrate how cycle shops can manage all workshop operations in just one app

18 Aug 2021

Local bike shops are celebrating the day across the nation by offering their customers special offers and discounts to drive footfall into store on Saturday 28th August

18 Aug 2021

BEIS have reached out to IRC orgs, including the ACT, to seek help getting the message across to SMEs to register interest in the scheme.

16 Aug 2021

The contactless limit will increase to £100 on 15 October 2021 and all card machines in the UK must be capable of accepting contactless card transactions up to the new limit of...

13 Aug 2021

Cycle September is a great way to engage your community, particularly local businesses, in a fun and engaging campaign that will help them achieve their health, wellness and sustainability...

12 Aug 2021

Part 3 of the ACT Summer Series highlights the many benefits of offeringretail finance to your customers and our two brand new services being offered to enhance retail finance - Appointed...

12 Aug 2021

Maybe* have collated the latest social media happenings so you can stay in the loop so read on for the latest social media news

12 Aug 2021

To make preparations as easy as possible for IBDs during this busy time the ACT have created a digital Retailer Promotional Pack that is free to download

9 Aug 2021

The DfT have asked for the ACT's assistance in gathering data from Cornish retailers to measure how effective Government investment in e-bikes in Cornwall would be.

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Rishi Sunak rejects calls by businesses for furlough extension despite extended restrictions

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

Rsocial distancingishi 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.

The fourth and final stage of taking England out of lockdown was originally set for June 21, but the rapid spread in cases of the Delta variant has led to a 50 per cent rise in hospitalisations across England week-on-week.

The lockdown extension is set to be reviewed in two weeks and the PM remains "confident" that the delay would not need to be longer than four weeks.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has rejected the call to extend furlough and business rates relief, both of which are set to begin to wind down from the start of next month.

The furlough scheme will wind down from paying 80 per cent of people's wages to 70 per cent from July 1, with support set to be withdrawn altogether by September.

Business rate relief is set to fall from 100 per cent to 66 per cent from July 1, although it will remain in place until March next year.

 

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