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21 Jan 2021

The following quick and easy guide to Click and Collect can be used by all retailers, even if those that don't have an ecommerce platform

21 Jan 2021

The call to regulate BNPL firms like Klarna, Laybuy and Clearpay is now supported by 70 MPs, with many arguing that the FCA review is too lengthy and could leave consumers drowning in debt

21 Jan 2021

November's 2020 vs 2019 retail finance sales showed the highest growth since May 2020, when the UK was in the very midst of the cycling boom. This positive trend is showing no signs of abating...

18 Jan 2021

The Welsh Government has published a white paper setting out its plans for a Clean Air (Wales) Bill, to protect the health of the nation and ecosystems from pollutants in the...

15 Jan 2021

Following today's Supreme Court ruling tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown.

14 Jan 2021

The aim of Hubtiger is to help bike shops do better business by improving workshop efficiency, increasing revenue and enhancing the customer experience.

14 Jan 2021

Here at the ACT we are optimistic that the upcoming year will be one that is ultimately positive for the industry.

13 Jan 2021

Refocused assets for bike shops to display in-store for the safety of both customers and colleagues.

13 Jan 2021

The increase in the SUCB charge will not result in a cost increase for retailers.

13 Jan 2021

Can you answer these three quick questions to help us gauge how the cycling industry has fared throughout Christmas 2020 in comparison to Christmas 2019?

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Plastic Bag Charge Increase to be extended to all businesses from April 2021

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have announced that single use plastic bag charge will be increased to from 5p to 10p and apply to ALL businesses, regardless of size, from April 2021.

The new policy was announced on Monday and will come into force from April 2021. It is unlikely that there will be requirements on small businesses (under 250 employees) to record the number of bags they sell in stores. By extending the charge to all retailers, ministers want to see bag usage cut significantly in small shops, with customers incentivised to use long-life bags made from more sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials.

Smaller retailers in England currently supply about 3.6 billion single-use bags annually. Last December, IRC member, the Association of Convenience Stores estimated about half of the small shops it represents in England are currently charging for plastic bags.

The government "expects" retailers to donate proceeds from plastic bag sales to good causes - but it's not compulsory. According to Defra, an estimated £51m was donated in 2017-18.

But while the vast majority of retailers chose to donate their plastic bag revenue - in line with government expectations - some chose to keep the money instead.

Responding to the forthcoming fee hike, CPRE - the countryside charity - said it was time to "step up and face the war on plastic".

"Government should bring in charges on all single-use, throwaway items - from takeaway cups to wooden forks," said Tom Fyans, deputy chief executive.

"Incentivising re-use systems and finally committing to an all-in Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers are the only ways the government can achieve a litter-free countryside and win the war on waste."




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