// Refundable launches petition to introduce a Shop Out to Help Out scheme
// The group is encouraging both consumers & small businesses to sign the petition
In a bid to save England’s high street, Refundable is launching a petition to introduce the Shop Out to Help Out scheme.
The not for profit initiative from the membership programme Refundable will reward customers with a 50 per cent rebate when shopping in small independent retailers, with fewer than 10 members of staff.
Similar to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme launched last summer, the campaign would assist in giving independent high street retailers a boost during this difficult transition back to normality.
With over 17,000 shops having closed permanently within the last year, the scheme would act as a lifeline to businesses, providing them with a safety net as they emerge from restrictions.
To get the campaign off the ground, Refundable is encouraging both consumers and small businesses to sign the petition.
The goal of this petition would be to obtain a detailed response from the Government
when 100,000 signatures are reached, to allow the issue to be debated in Parliament with the end result being the launch of the Shop Out to Help Out scheme with independent retailers signing up to take part.
“Independent retailers have had a very challenging year and it’s crucial that the Government steps up to assist the recovery,” Refundable owner Lee Plaister said.
“We really hope that this petition assists in launching the Shop Out to Help Out
scheme, which we at Refundable believe will result in a much needed, positive transformation of the UK’s high streets.”