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04.04

Business rates in Scotland – April 2019

The principles of  business rates in Scotland are broadly similar to the rating systems in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All non domestic properties are given an assessment (rateable value) which is equivalent to an annual rental value. The last revaluation took place in 2017 and the next revaluation is scheduled for 2022. Business Rate […]

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29.03

Draper Tools hits a century

BIRA DIRECT SUPPLIER Draper Tools is celebrating 100 years in business this year. Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the business is still family-owned, run today by the fourth generation. With a well-established reputation for supplying hand and power tools for both professional tradesmen and serious enthusiasts, Draper Tools offers more than 11,000 product lines. […]

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28.03

Bona Floorcare now available through Stax

Stax and Bona are proud to announce their strategic retail distribution partnership – This presents a fantastic opportunity for Bira independent retail members to place their initial new Bona Floor care stand deal orders through Bira Direct via Stax. With all Bona Floor care products now available conveniently through Stax for re-purchase at the same re-order […]

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08.04

Scarlet Opus @ the Exclusively Shows

Trend consultancy Scarlet Opus will once again be on hand at Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical to provide an invaluable insight in to trends which will influence the homewares sector over the next few seasons. Scarlet Opus provide in-depth predictions about the future wants needs & desires of consumers; how people will be living and […]

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21.03

ONS reports encouraging retail sales figures but it isn’t a time to feel confident

Following the year on year 4% rise in retail sales reported by the Office of National Statistics today, Andrew Goodacre, CEO of the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira), says: “The positive results for retail sales growth in February are encouraging and will certainly be a help to many struggling retailers. The surprising warmer weather will have […]

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20.03

Bira and BHETA tussle it out on the turf

The British Independent Retailers Association and the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) will come together again to present a friendly but competitive networking, business and social occasion in the calendar by way of the fourth ‘Tussle on the Turf’ golf tournament. The event is to be held on Wednesday 17th July in Stratford-upon-Avon at […]

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14.03

Government focused on implementing Making Tax Digital

In his Spring Statement 2019 speech, the Chancellor reinforced that the mandatory digital record keeping for businesses with annual revenues above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will come into force from 1st April 2019. Philip Hammond called this an “important first step in this modernisation of the tax system to which the Government remains committed”. Making Tax Digital (MTD) […]

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06.03

Daniel named best store for toys

DANIEL IN WINDSOR was named Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year 2018 at the recent Toy Industry Awards ceremony. The independent department store also won the prestigious accolade in 2015. Daniel Department Store’s Toy Kingdom is the heart of the family-run store in Windsor. The Daniels understand the importance of education, learning and imagination […]

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04.03

High Street 2030 report backs Bira’s ideas

BIRA’S LONG-STANDING ARGUMENT that business rates need replacing has been endorsed by MPs in a report, High Streets and Town Centres in 2030. Describing business rates as “increasingly outdated and far from ideal”, the 78-page document from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee states: “We believe that high streets and town centres can survive, […]

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27.02

Putting off installing the latest software updates could result in cyber crime

New #LifeUpdates campaign is warning that putting off installing the latest software and app updates can result in becoming a victim of cyber crime New research from Anglia Ruskin University, in partnership with the government’s Cyber Aware campaign, has revealed that nearly nine in ten (89%) respondents delay doing one or more ‘life updates’1. This […]

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