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Government wants your views on impact of energy bills

The 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...

14 Oct 2022, more…

Study names UK’s best and worst cities for retail customer service

A new study, by careers experts, StandOut CV, claims to have identified the best and worst cities in the UK for customer service by highlighting the frequency of positive and negative comments...

11 Oct 2022, more…

Four in ten businesses believe profitability will reduce over the next year

The British Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q3 2022 shows a significant decline of key economic indicators, with weakening structural business conditions and...

11 Oct 2022, more…

Sustrans calls for protected cycle lanes to be urgent Government priority

To coincide with Cycle to School Week, Sustrans has been calling on local authorities and Central Government to guarantee protected cycle lanes on main road routes to schools.

6 Oct 2022, more…

Government accused of not consulting cycling bodies over National Trail overhaul plan

The Government has been accused of failing in its duty to contact statutory consultees within the cycling and equestrian sectors as part of a significant national trail overhaul plan.

5 Oct 2022, more…

Three quarters don’t expect police to bother investigating bike thefts

More than three quarters of British people do not believe the police would bother to investigate instances of bicycle theft, a new YouGov survey has found.

4 Oct 2022, more…

Paper £20 and £50 Notes No Longer Legal Tender

Paper £20 and £50 notes are no longer legal tender.

4 Oct 2022, more…

Study shows half the population see e-bikes as natural car replacement

With household budgets under pressure, a new study has revealed that half the population believe e-bikes are the natural replacement for cars.

29 Sep 2022, more…

Indie retailers doubt Liz Truss will help the high street

New research from Ankorstore, an online B2B platform that connects brands and shops in Europe, has shown that independent retailers are relying on the support of local shoppers, rather than the...

29 Sep 2022, more…

Retail industry reacts to Chancellor’s mini budget

Following the Chancellor’s mini-budget last week, the retail industry has been reacting to the support package for small businesses and independent shops….including some of the...

26 Sep 2022, more…

Government wants your views on impact of energy bills

Posted on 14 Oct 2022

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.