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24 Mar 2020

The ACT are providing regular updates on the Coronavirus. The following information has been published as of today's date

23 Mar 2020

In light of the current difficulties and the drive for employees to work from home, Butterworth Spengler have compiled the following general information to be considered

23 Mar 2020

Both training providers in the UK, Activate Cycle Academy and PJCS, have decided to stop delivering Cytech courses for the forseeable future amid concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

20 Mar 2020

The ACT will be providing regular news updates on the latest information and advice tailored for the cycle sector.

19 Mar 2020

The next meeting for the APPGCW will take place on Monday 30th March where Joe Irvin, CEO of Living Streets will give an update of funding for cycling and walking after the Budget was...

18 Mar 2020

Upper Street Events has announced that the The Evans Cycle London e-Bike Festival 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

18 Mar 2020

The one year business rates holiday has been extended to all retailers as part of the government's updated economic support for UK businesses and amid the coronavirus crisis

16 Mar 2020

Resources for retailers with regard to the developing situation on COVID-19 including workplace absences, travel advice, office hygiene, the 2020 Budget and sick pay.

13 Mar 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme join forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 the biggest yet!

12 Mar 2020

Britain's local shops have been the victim of over 50,000 incidents of violence over the last year, according to new figures from IRC member ACS' 2020 Crime Report.

The latest Covid-19 information from the ACT

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The ACT are providing regular updates on the Coronavirus.

The following information has been published as of today's date. To read the full list of updates visit the ACT website here.

The ACT have been working with partner members of the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) to bring you the most up to date retail focussed advice, particular credit is due to the Association of Convenience Stores, our leading IRC political advocacy partner, for their input.


Bicycle shops can remain open for business

Published 24th March

Following the Prime Minister's announcement last night in which he stated non-essential businesses and premises must now close, further information regarding bicycle shops has now been published.

Bicycle shops are considered an exception to the measures and can remain open for business.

You can read the Government guidance here.

The ACT will be playing its role:

  • Advising those retailers who choose to stay open how they can best adapt their business to optimise sales whilst staying within safe guidelines
  • Offering support and advice for any business wishing to close
  • Developing consumer engagement, making the general public more aware of cycling benefits and continuity options for health, travel and wellbeing 

More information on this can be found here.


Ban on Commercial Tenant Evictions for 3 Months

Published 24th March

The Government brought forward emergency legislation to bar evictions of commercial tenants for 3 months, to support firms struggling with rental payments ahead of the quarterly deadline this week. This is not a rental holiday. Landlords are still owed rent and, should this not be paid once this clause of legislation has lapsed, will be able to claim for forfeiture. This approach encourages businesses that are in a position to make their rent payment to do so, whilst providing three months' grace to those that are struggling.

Coronavirus Bill

Published 24th March

The Coronavirus Bill begun its debate stages in Parliament yesterday. The Bill is being fast-tracked as emergency legislation and is expected to be formally passed later this week. The Bill is relevant for all UK nations. All measures in the Bill will be time-limited for two years. The Bill will allow the Government to proceed with previously announced policies to; establish a rebate system for retailers to reclaim sick pay costs, require food supply chain business to share data when requested and powers for the Government to; order premises to close to help restrict COVID-19.


CMA Covid-19 Taskforce

Published 24th March

The CMA has launched a taskforce in response to the Covid-19 taskforce. One of the key focus areas of the taskforce is to: "Scrutinise market developments to identify harmful sales and pricing practices as they emerge." More details on the taskforce is available here.

Social Distancing

Published 24th March

The Government are in the process of developing social distancing guidance for retailers that continue to trade. Fundamentally this means maintaining a 2 metre distance between customers and between customers and colleagues. We advise that members consider introducing floor markings and vertical signage showing customers where and how to queue.

Contactless Limit Raised

Published 24th March

Payment providers across the UK have upped their contactless payment limits from £30 to £45 in an effort to help customers cut down on cash usage. This will come into effect from the 1st April.


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