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Dates announced for Giant-specific Cytech e-bike courses.

Giant UK has partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech technical e-Bike qualification.

11 Jul 2023, more…

Whistler Adventure School becomes the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, has announced that Whistler Adventure School (WAS), a private career training institution in...

3 Jul 2023, more…

Giant Collaborate with ACT and Activate Cycle Academy to offer Giant specific Cytech e-bike qualification

Giant UK have partnered with Activate Cycle Academy and the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) to provide a Cytech Technical e-Bike qualification

16 Jun 2023, more…

Bike for Good’s improved Cytech traineeship for women and non-binary people proving successful

A new and improved traineeship programme for women and non-binary people being implemented by  Bike for Good, which delivers Cytech training in Scotland, is proving successful.

15 Jun 2023, more…

Cytech training provider Spokes People to deliver workshops at National Cycling Show 2023, opening this Saturday 17th June

Lee & Darren from Spokes People, one of Cytech’s UK training providers, are attending the National Cycling Show this weekend and will be delivering various workshops and sessions for...

14 Jun 2023, more…

Get yourself a free ticket to the National Cycling Show with V12

ACT partners V12 Finance, who are headline sponsors for this year’s National Cycle Show, have an allocation of free tickets that they would like to share with you!

31 May 2023, more…

Cytech to deliver seminars at Cycle Show 2023, opening this Friday 21st April

Cytech are attending the Cycle Show and will be demonstrating key practices in bike maintenance that are useful for both the trade and public.

17 Apr 2023, more…

Just over a week to go until The Cycle Show 2023, celebrating 20 years

Cytech, the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians, will be joined by training providers Activate Cycle Academy and Spokes People when the...

12 Apr 2023, more…

iceBike* 2023 South opens its doors tomorrow, ACT to be joined again by new service partner Tyl by NatWest

With the North edition having closed its doors only a couple of days ago, we are again readying ourselves to meet with members at the South edition of iceBike* 2023 at The Tobacco Dock in London...

8 Mar 2023, more…

bira offers guidance on energy bill relief scheme

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bira offers guidance on energy bill relief scheme

Posted on 9 Nov 2022

bira has been offering guidance to retailers on how to take advantage of the Government’s energy bill relief scheme.

Energy bills for businesses across the country are to be reduced from this month as Government support begins. The Energy Bill Relief Scheme significantly reduces the amount businesses can be charged, covering energy use from 1st October 2022.

Support will run for six months to shield businesses from the recent energy price surge, which we hope to see prevent unnecessary insolvencies and protecting jobs and livelihoods.

The scheme applies to energy use from 1st October, but savings applied to October bills are typically received in November with bira advising that retailers should start to feel the benefits this month. They say that it is vitally important therefore for retailers to check their energy bills as soon as possible to ensure they are seeing savings kicking in. If retailers cannot see their automatic discount in place, retailers are advised to get in touch with their energy provider immediately.

The Government is currently carrying out a review to consider how to support businesses with energy bills after April 2023, with any support being targeted to those most affected by high energy prices.
The level of price reduction for each business will vary depending on their contract type and circumstances.

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There is new guidance on the scheme, published 1st November, which provides further information on eligibility, operation and enforcement. This can be found here.

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