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3 Jan 2023

Millions are being encouraged to walk and cycle more this year to get fit and save money, with an additional £32.9 million of government funding to accelerate walking and cycling schemes...

3 Jan 2023

Almost 50 shops in the UK closed for good every day in 2022 - more than at any other time in the last five years – according to a new report from the Centre for Retail Research.

15 Dec 2022

Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy made it onto BBC television and radio this week as part of The One Show’s launch of a ‘Gift A Bike For Christmas’ campaign.

14 Dec 2022

Leicester has become the latest city to offer a free e-bikes scheme to encourage people to leave their cars at home and pedal around the city. The scheme, which is funded by the Department for...

13 Dec 2022

ACT’s Cytech delivery partner Activate Learning, of which Activate Cycle Academy is a part, is offering FREE online Microsoft accredited online courses for employers to enable their staff...

13 Dec 2022

We are starting a series of Retailer Profiles, shining a light on some of our best and most interesting independent retailers. If you would like us to consider your shop for inclusion, please...

12 Dec 2022

New research published by Cycling Scotland has shown that saving money is a key motivator for people taking up cycling. The study, which tracks changes in attitudes towards cycling in Scotland...

8 Dec 2022

Four in ten Britons dream of starting their own small business, with bookshops the most popular choice, according to new research by American Express Shop Small.

7 Dec 2022

During a tough economic climate with significant challenges for retailers, the Daily Telegraph has named 15 high streets around the country that it says, “retain a healthy selection of...

6 Dec 2022

The BBC has published comprehensive analysis of Ordnance Survey data that reveals the full extent of changes to Britain's High Streets after two years of Covid lockdowns and trading...

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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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