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22 Feb 2021

The recycling scheme aims to reduce the tens of thousands of tonnes of scrap bike tyres and inner tubes that endup in landfill every year in the UK alone

18 Feb 2021

Leading industry bodies, including IRC members, have warned the Secretary of State that this notion puts the future of our town centres at serious risk

18 Feb 2021

Due to a stock clearance all Take it outdoors POS is now reduced to £0! All you need to pay for is postage

18 Feb 2021

From 1 June 2021 any UK businesses accepting online card payments must be ready to support SCA

17 Feb 2021

The Scottish Government Finance Secretary plans to extend 100% business rates relief for all retailers to cover all of 2021/22

17 Feb 2021

Sharpen up your employees' knowledge and skills in preparation for the peak cycling season.

16 Feb 2021

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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.

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Single use carrier bag set to increase in Scotland from 5p to 10p from 1st April 2021

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The Scottish Government has confirmed this morning that the minimum price of a single use carrier bag (SUCB) is set to increase from 5p to 10p from 1st April 2021.

The Scottish Government put forward the proposal to increase the minimum charge in a public consultation on developing Scotland's circular economy. The consultation was launched on 7 November 2019.

The increase in the SUCB charge will not result in a cost increase for retailers. The main impacts on retailers is the administrative costs of increasing the charge and, for retailers with more than 10 employees (FTE), the keeping of records on the number of SUCBs sold with a requirement of keeping these records for a minimum of five years.

By increasing the charge, the Government aims to; ensure the continued reduction in SUCB use to date is maintained, support an additional reduction in littering behaviour, increase materials and carbon savings and reduce waste sent to landfill and associated costs of waste treatment.

This increase is subject to Parliamentary approval but a timeframe for this is currently unknown.

 

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