16.4 C
LONDON,UK

Newsagents protest against Smiths News over carriage charges and poor service

Newsagents have expressed their anger and frustration at continued increases in carriage charges and persistent poor service by protesting outside the head office of...

Indies welcome minister speeding up rate relief allocation

Independent retailers have welcomed Local Government Minister Marcus Jones’ intervention to speed up the process of rebilling businesses that are waiting for rate relief. In...

Retailers voice concerns over recycling scheme

Convenience retailers have raised concerns about a proposed deposit return scheme (DRS) for bottles and cans, outlining the problems that a scheme would cause...

Minister to name and shame councils on business rates

Small businesses have welcomed Local Government Minister Marcus Jones’ decision to publish a list of local authorities that have successfully administered the rates relief...

Lorry fan gets his name on Nisa truck

A lorry spotter from Bristol now has his own name on the front of a Nisa delivery lorry. Mark Usher’s name is on the front...

RPI hike will make business rates “unaffordable”

Small businesses have responded to the announcement that the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure by which business rates bills will rise in April is...

HMRC targets SMEs over tax avoidance

Independent retailers should be taking steps to improve their record keeping and seeking specialist advice following new research that has suggested HMRC is targeting...

C-stores missing energy savings

Over half of convenience stores struggle to shop around regularly for the best energy deal, new research has revealed. The findings come at a time...

TWE team in charity walk

Thirty members of the Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) team took on the Thames Path Challenge, in memory of their former Managing Director Dan Townsend,...

Unilever buys organic tea brand Pukka Herbs

British organic herbal tea and supplements brand Pukka Herbs has been bought by Unilever for an undisclosed sum. Formed in 2001 by Tim Westwell and...