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14 Oct 2022

The Department for Business is asking all businesses to respond to a survey on energy bills and the impact increased costs are having on your business. The IRC is similarly urging members to...

13 Oct 2022

National media has reported that most Britons say that the cost-of-living crisis is forcing them to shun local shops in favour of big brands to get the cheapest prices.

11 Oct 2022

A new study, by careers experts, StandOut CV, claims to have identified the best and worst cities in the UK for customer service by highlighting the frequency of positive and negative comments...

11 Oct 2022

The British Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q3 2022 shows a significant decline of key economic indicators, with weakening structural business conditions and...

10 Oct 2022

Britain’s retailers in September saw their sales grow by the slowest rate since shops reopened after the end of Covid-19 lockdowns, as consumers cut spending in the face of rising energy...

6 Oct 2022

To coincide with Cycle to School Week, Sustrans has been calling on local authorities and Central Government to guarantee protected cycle lanes on main road routes to schools.

5 Oct 2022

The Government has been accused of failing in its duty to contact statutory consultees within the cycling and equestrian sectors as part of a significant national trail overhaul plan.

5 Oct 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed plans to introduce a new Consumer Duty that will set higher and clearer standards of consumer protection across financial services and require firms...

4 Oct 2022

More than three quarters of British people do not believe the police would bother to investigate instances of bicycle theft, a new YouGov survey has found.

4 Oct 2022

Paper £20 and £50 notes are no longer legal tender.

Government wants your views on impact of energy bills

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Energy BillsThe Department for Business is asking all businesses to respond to a survey on energy bills and the impact increased costs are having on your business. The IRC is similarly urging members to respond to the survey with as much information as possible to help make the case for extending the energy bill relief scheme beyond March 2023.

To respond to the Department for Business survey here: https://beis.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTob3uhBoMiwgOW. The deadline for responding is 23.55hrs on Monday 24th October. Our colleagues at the Association of Convenience Stores have collated all the questions into a document here so you can review and collect all the information you need before responding.

The government issued their Energy Bill Relief Scheme in September and discounts are automatically applied to retailers’ bills from October 2022. The relief is only available for businesses until March 2023, this survey will inform the government thinking on what businesses should get further support.

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