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10 Feb 2021

Use this template to email your MP to help independent retailers survive the pandemic by delaying the return of business rates.

10 Feb 2021

Letter to Rishi Sunak signed by Tesco, B&Q, Waterstones, and members of the IRC, calls for the business rates system to be reformed to make it fairer for physical stores

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.

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IBDs see an increase in both new & returning customers in Dec 2020 vs 2019

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

2Winter bike020 was a challenging year for the retail sector as whole, but for bike retailers in particular it meant a rise in demand never seen before, leading to surging sales and stock shortages.

As part of our involvement with the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), the ACT and a number of other trade organisations with the retail sector co-ordinate feedback amongst our members to influence Government policy.

The most recent survey determined how the cycling industry fared throughout Christmas 2020 in comparison to Christmas 2019. The findings shows an increase in both new and returning customers in December 2020 in comparison to 2019. Full results of the survey can be viewed below.

The data was confidentially and anonymously shared with members of the IRC may be used for future government lobbying activity.

You can read more about how retail finance has positively impacted cycling industry sales here.


ACT Christmas survey 2020 


ACT Christmas survey 2020 


ACT Christmas survey 2020 

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