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ACT offers guidance on COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme

The ACT is offering guidance to IBDs regarding the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme. The new scheme, launched this week, applies to those who have put their employees on furlough as a result of the outbreak. Before you make a claim Before you apply you need to check that both you …

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What should bike shops choosing to close do next?

Following on from the guidance on how IBDs can remain opportunistic during COVID-19, the ACT has also collated the support available for the businesses choosing to close… On the 23rd of March, the prime minister took the unprecedented yet necessary step of enforcing restrictions upon individual freedoms to prevent the …

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How IBDs can remain opportunistic throughout COVID-19

For many years the majority of IBDs have relied upon bricks-and-mortar sales. For retailers to adapt during these strange and unfamiliar times, many will have to acknowledge that there is likely to be a significant shift towards online shopping during the lockdown. Now is the time to consider creating and/or …

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“Find an open bike shop” website launched by ACT and BA

A new online map and postcode search facility has been set up to highlight bicycle shops which remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak. It will enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open …

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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 postponed following retailer vote

Local Bike Shop Day 2020 has been postponed. The decision was not taken lightly, the ACT said, with the final judgement given to the bike shops that had signed up to take part. The ACT surveyed all participating shops last week. Out of all the respondents, over 90% voted in …

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ACT to operate with reduced staff following coronavirus advice

The ACT office will be operating with reduced staff with others working from home for the foreseeable future, following Government advice on coronavirus. It said its key focus is to retain support for its members and to ensure all of its services remain accessible. The full statement read: The ACT …

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Local Bike Shop Day participation predicted to double in 2020

The ACT and Cyclescheme have joined forces to make Local Bike Shop Day 2020 “the biggest yet”. Local Bike Shop Day celebrates independent cycle shops across the UK and is designed to appeal to all cyclists – new and dedicated enthusiasts – with the aim of increasing web traffic and …

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Government responds to business rates inquiry

Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) member ACS has called on the Government to “get on with” its fundamental review of business rates after broadly dismissing recommendations made by the Treasury Select Committee. As reported by the ACT, the Government’s official response to the Treasury Select Committee’s inquiry on business rates, published …

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How can you get involved in Local Bike Shop Day?

Local Bike Shop Day is back for 2020, taking place on Saturday 2nd May. Local Bike Shop Day is the one day a year when independent bike shops across the UK can come together to celebrate their distinctive culture. It’s the day for local bike shops to showcase their passion, …

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ACT to offer free trade entry to London Bike Show

The ACT is collaborating with the London Bike Show to offer free trade entry to this year’s event. The show is returning to London’s ExCeL from 27th-29th March 2020. Earlier this month, the London Bike Show announced that it had sold 23% more exhibitor stands than at the same date …

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