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As part of our involvement with the IRC, the ACT and a number of other trade organisations with the retailsector co-ordinate feedback amongst our members to influence Government policy.

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TAITRA will host Online Sourcing Meetings with Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO Exhibitors on Thursday 4th of March

22 Jan 2021

Refocused assets for shops to display in-store for the safety of both customers and colleagues.

21 Jan 2021

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21 Jan 2021

The call to regulate BNPL firms like Klarna, Laybuy and Clearpay is now supported by 70 MPs, with many arguing that the FCA review is too lengthy and could leave consumers drowning in debt

21 Jan 2021

November's 2020 vs 2019 retail finance sales showed the highest growth since May 2020, when the UK was in the very midst of the cycling boom. This positive trend is showing no signs of abating

19 Jan 2021

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created a 2021 Valentines Day Toolkit, with the aim of helping retailers promote Valentine's Day in their stores and online.

18 Jan 2021

The Welsh Government has published a white paper setting out its plans for a Clean Air (Wales) Bill, to protect the health of the nation and ecosystems from pollutants in the atmosphere. ...

15 Jan 2021

Following today's Supreme Court ruling tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown.

14 Jan 2021

The aim of Hubtiger is to help bike shops do better business by improving workshop efficiency, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience.

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Freedom To Pay campaign promotes the use of cash in stores

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Consumer groupcash Which? is developing a voluntary cash pledge campaign to advertise cash acceptance in commercial premises.

The Freedom to Pay campaign is based on the belief that cash is a necessity millions couldn't live without, and a backup for everyone when online systems fail. But with banks and free-to-use ATMs disappearing at an alarming rate, Which? have voiced concerns that some people may be left behind.

"We're heading in the direction of being a cashless society, but there are still barriers out there for a lot of people. It's really important people don't get left behind - and I'm trying my hardest not to be." - Gem Turner

Gem is not alone.

Small business owners. Some people living with disabilities. Rural and isolated communities. People who have to live on tight budgets. All sorts of people up and down the country rely on cash.

1.9 million people rely on cash for nearly every transaction they make. And 8 million people would struggle in a cashless society.

Retailers will be able to sign up to the pledge by committing to accept cash as a payment method and communicate this in store. Pledging will allow retailers to signal cash-friendliness to customers, including for those unable to pay using other methods.

The pledge is focussed on retailers selling essential goods and services, is not tied to a specific time period and requires not showing a preference between cash and other payment methods. Retailers signing up will be able to use Which? ‘recommended provider' communications tools and promoted under the Freedom to Pay campaign.

 

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