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13 May 2021

From 21st May in England, the minimum charge for plastic bags will increase from 5p to 10p per bag, and will be applicable to all businesses regardless of size.

13 May 2021

On Wednesday 19th May the ACT, along with other key members of the IRC, will be partaking in a meeting with government officials in regard to the wellbeing of the high street

12 May 2021

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking (APPGCW) virtual meeting takes place on the 14th of May with the subject ''How to make active travel safer - improving safety audits and...

7 May 2021

Pennine Cycles, shortlisted last year for two awards in the Best Small Shops competition, have now been nominated in the BikeBiz Awards

7 May 2021

Based at Activate Learning's Bracknell & Wokingham College campus this brand new workshop is the latest addition to their expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country.

6 May 2021

Maybe* take examples from successful businesses that used social media to flourish despite the pandemic

5 May 2021

The Government has agreed an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which will enable shops to offer cashback to customers without making a purchase.

29 Apr 2021

Armed with research data from Maybe*, a panel of retail industry expertshave collaborated to create this whitepaper with one goal - to help businesses thrive in this new era of uncertainty.

28 Apr 2021

The Bank of England has released free training materials for retailers with the aim of refreshing awareness of how to check banknotes.

28 Apr 2021

ACT members can receive excellent benefits with NearSt, a powerful platform that encouragers more shoppers through the doors of specialist cycle shops

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Third wave of Fix Your Bike Vouchers released

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The DfTtyres has just informed the ACT that the third batch of 150,000 bike repair vouchers, worth £50 each, have now been released to the public.

The vouchers now have a 90-day validity period within which they can be allocated to a participating repairer. This means that people will have until the beginning of June to book a service and repairers have until 31 August 2021 to complete the work.

The DfT have done this in the hope that allowing services to be carried out over a longer period will protect the sector capacity to do repairs.

 

More about the scheme

The scheme was first announced back in June with the aim of encouraging thousands of people get back into cycling. It is open to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a repair.

Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that are registered for the scheme in England.

Click here to see the latest updates for consumers.

 

Register now

It's not too late to register.


Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme: register as a bike repairer

Further information

Further information can be found on the EST/DfT website here.

If you have any questions in relation to the scheme please contact the Energy Savings Trust: fixyourbike@est.org.uk.

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