This is a trade facing website. Visit the ACTís consumer site for information and advice on cycling and find your local independent cycle retailer.
The Association of Cycle Traders
This is a trade facing website.
Visit the ACTís consumer site at

Search News

Results: 1-10 of 1955

6 Aug 2020

Increased scrutiny is being placed upon the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later services

5 Aug 2020

The free ACT subscription offer was taken up by a large number of businesses across the UK, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for a great cause

5 Aug 2020

The brands currently bossing customer experience and the six key pillars to drive your business in the right direction

5 Aug 2020

Organisers say Local Bike Shop Day provides a perfect vehicle for cycle shops to encourage local residents to resurrect their own as well as their children's bikes, or upgrade or buy new if...

4 Aug 2020

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling UK and participating retailers to provide free bike repair and maintenance workup to a...

28 Jul 2020

In recognition of the unique times we're in Cycle to Work Day are asking people to cycle for a reason personal to them for the chance to win a prize.

28 Jul 2020

The first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 have been released to the public in a pilot scheme to encourage thousands of people get back into cycling

28 Jul 2020

To help with recruitment in the retail sector during these extremely challenging times, Indie Retail are offering free job listings across anarray of platforms in a bid to unite employers...

27 Jul 2020

This is the last week to sign up for the ACT's charity appeal bronze subscription raising money for the National Emergencies Trust (NET)!

23 Jul 2020

#BikeIsBest is calling on the UK public to sign and share thepetition, make your voice heard and help to show local authorities there's significant unmet demand for safe cycling...

Back to news menu

Business and Planning Bill published in the House of Commons

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the House of Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.

So far there is no mention of relaxing Sunday trading laws in the Bill, although the Government continues to state that it is keeping Sunday trading under review.

The first reading took place on 30 June 2020. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords. The second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - takes place on 6 July.

IRC partner ACS will be monitoring the Bill's progress, which is scheduled to be fast-tracked through Parliament on a two week timetable, in case MPs attempt to table unfavourable amendments. ACS will also continue to co-ordinate the Keep Sunday Special campaign and maintain regular contact with the 50 Conservative backbench MPs that oppose Sunday trading reform to ensure that the government do not attempt to re-introduce the measures later in the year.

We are grateful to all members that have contacted their MPs raising their concerns about scrapping Sunday trading laws - this has been pivotal in making the government back down.

Looking more widely at the Business and Planning Bill it will:

  • Make it easier for premises in England serving food and drink such as bars, restaurants and pubs to seat and serve customers outdoors through temporary changes to planning procedures and alcohol licensing.
  • Change alcohol licensing to allow operators to serve alcohol for consumption off the premises and will also apply in Wales.
  • Make temporary changes to the law relating to planning in England, as well as new, permanent provision for certain planning proceedings in England to be considered by means of more than one procedure.


Back to news menu

Add a comment

The ACT will not share your email address with anyone and it will not be published on the website.