Thursday, February 20, 2020
2,000 business rates appeals filed every week

2000 business rates appeals filed every week

The Valuation Office Agency says almost 2,000 appeals are made on a weekly basis over business rates bills.
Poundland expands Pep & Co trial of children’s clothes

Poundland expands Pep & Co trial of children’s clothes

Poundland steps up Pep & Co childrenswear trial. Concessions will roll out across Poundland and Dealz stores.
BRC partners with Time to Change to launch mental health toolkit

BRC partners with Time to Change to launch mental health toolkit

The BRC has launched a new toolkit that aims to help retailers implement a variety of mental health strategies in the workplace.
Retail bucks wider job growth trend as jobs & applications plummet

Retail bucks wider job growth trend as jobs & applications plummet

The retail job market took a blow in the first month of 2020, with job numbers and applications both falling year-on-year.
Fresh calls for Sir Philip Green to have knighthood removed

Fresh calls for Sir Philip Green to have knighthood removed

// Sir Philip Green is facing fresh calls to have his knighthood removed // New MP Steven Bonnar used his maiden House of Commons speech...
Business rates relief delayed due to computer glitch

Retailers face business rates relief delay due to computer glitch

Hundreds of retailers that were expecting to receive some relief on their business rates bills will now face a delay.
South Wales village Treorchy nabs High Street of the Year award Rhondda Cynon Taf country Rhondda Fawr Great British High Street Awards

South Wales village Treorchy nabs High Street of the Year award

The Welsh village of Treorchy has been crowned High Street of the Year.
Sainsbury's debuts on Stonewall's annual top 100 inclusive employers list

Sainsbury’s debuts on Stonewall’s annual top 100 inclusive employers list

Sainsbury's has made its debut on Stonewall's Top 100 Employers list.
Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group in the clear over £570m Belgian tax bill

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group in the clear over £571m Belgian tax bill

Frasers Group has said it was now in the clear with Belgian authorities over an alleged failure to a £571 million tax bill.
Co-op Aviva pension scheme

Co-op prepares to offload £2bn pension liabilities

The Co-op Group is reportedly close to deals with Aviva and PIC to take on about a quarter of its £8 billion PACE pension scheme.

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20 Forces Shaping E-Commerce in 2020

Did you know that e-commerce still only makes up 24% of all retail sales?* That means there’s a lot more revenue to come. But with...