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10 Oct 2023

British Independent Retail Association (Bira) acknowledges the Government's investment in towns across the UK.
 

9 Oct 2023

Policing minister Chris Philp has encouraged shop workers to make ‘citizen’s arrests’ on shoplifters, a message branded as ‘dangerous and irresponsible’  by...

9 Oct 2023

A group of independent traders in Budleigh Salterton have started a campaign to attract more shoppers.

9 Oct 2023

New research from Square and Clearpay indicates consumer confidence is rising, with 72% of consumers planning to spend more or the same this coming holiday season compared to last year,...

9 Oct 2023

Miriam Margolyes, Richard Armitage and Tomi Oyemakinde will be among the authors headlining events at this year’s Bookshop Day taking place this Saturday 14th October.

4 Oct 2023

Shop owners have called on the Home Secretary to specifically outlaw attacks on retail workers.

4 Oct 2023

From the start of October, bans and restrictions on single-use plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups and food containers, single-use balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and...

27 Sep 2023

A recent survey of retailers across the UK has shown that cash remains a crucial payment method for independent shops.

27 Sep 2023

Almost 2,000 more British independent shops were left empty in the first half of this year, as small businesses struggled to cope with rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis.

27 Sep 2023

An independent shop owner in Liverpool has said that independent shops in the city centre have taken to creating their own security WhatsApp group, warning each other of shoplifters in the...

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Your views are needed on the 2023 State of the Workforce Survey

Posted on in Business News

Bira is supporting and urging retailers to participate in the 2023 State of the Workforce Survey, which is being run by People 1st International, part of The Workforce Development Trust.

People 1st

The survey investigates skills gaps and workforce issues across the visitor economy sector, exploring approaches to training and development and workforce planning.

Retail is a critical part of the visitor economy, and it is important that the survey reflects the views of the sector as widely as possible. Bira is already working in partnership with Retail Trust to help spread the word, and a small donation for each response from the retail sector will be made to the Retail Trust.

The survey’s findings will help employers across the sector to better address their workforce needs, informing the decisions they make about skills development.

Findings will also help build the evidence base to influence local, regional and national bodies as they set their workforce priorities for the future.

The survey is open until 28 July and you can take part by clicking here.

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