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Take part in CI.N's market data drive and earn rewards

CyclingIndustry.News is seeking to compile a health report of the UK bike retail channel for the third year running.

8 Oct 2019, more…

Tyre Lever Competition Winner Announced

As popular as ever was the Tyre Lever Competition - free to enter on theCytech stand at The Cycle Show all you needed to do to be within a chance of winning either a Home mechanic course or...

27 Sep 2019, more…

Whistler Adventure School, Cytech and Specialized Bicycle Components Canada to Formalise Partnership

Whistler Adventure School is pleased to announce the enhancement of our bicycle mechanic course to incorporate the internationally recognised Cytech certification, offered through Specialized...

26 Sep 2019, more…

London goes traffic-free this Sunday

London continues to test the waters with traffic-free street by taking part in World Car Free Day

18 Sep 2019, more…

HSBC free cycling festival in Edinburgh

HSBC UK Let's ride Edinburgh is back on Sunday the 22nd September with a free cycling festival!

18 Sep 2019, more…

ACT and NearSt announce partnership

The Association of Cycle Traders are delighted to announce a partnership between themselves and the retail technology company NearSt

10 Sep 2019, more…

LCC's Climate Campaign

The LCC believe that climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity and are campaigning for London to become a greener city through having fewer cars and better cycling infrastructure....

3 Sep 2019, more…

Cycling UK's new 800-mile Great North Trail promotes access to the countryside

On the 1st September an 800-mile long distance trail that ranges from the Peak District to as far as the most northerly points in Scotland.

3 Sep 2019, more…

Going to the Cycle Show? Don't miss the ACT and Cytech

With the UK's biggest line up of bike companies and distributors at the NEC, a visit on the trade day is an effective and efficient way to see the latest bike and product ranges for the year...

29 Aug 2019, more…

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Survey: How is the national living wage impacting on your business?

Posted on 25 Apr 2019

Increases to the National Living Wage has detrimental impacts on the UK's low-wage sectors, including retail, accommodation, food and administrative services.

ACS voice of local shops The 2018 National Living Wage survey, representing more than 3,000 stores, found that the latest increase in the National Living Wage had dire impacts. 75% of retailers reduced the number of staff hours in their business, 60% increased the number of hours they had to work to cover staff shortages, 39% had to reduce the number of staff employed in their business and 77% believe that the rate should not rise any higher than the rate of inflation.

The current National Living Wage rate is £8.21 for employees aged 25 and over, with a target to reach 60% of median wage earnings (£8.67) by 2020.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on retailers to respond to the National Living Wage Survey 2019.

The survey will not only help inform the ACS' submission to the Low Pay Commission's consultation on wage rates to apply in 2020/21 and the future path for the National Living Wage beyond 2020.

The results will also enable independent retail associations to highlight the impact the wage increases are having on the sector, such as delayed investment, reducing staff hours and changing pay structures directly from the evidence provided by retailers.

The survey can be completed via the link below. Responses must be submitted by the 3rd of May.

Take the survey

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