retra backs servicing apprenticeship scheme

retra backs servicing apprenticeship scheme

retra has highlighted the important role of servicing and has backed the work of the Household Electrical and Electronic Servicing Training (HEEST) Forum, which has launched the Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme. Howard Saycell, retra’s chief executive, said that with...
BRC calls for two-year freeze on business rates increases

BRC calls for two-year freeze on business rates increases

The British Retail Consortium is calling for a two-year freeze on business rates increases to provide some relief for the retail industry at a time when it is under significant cost pressure and is going through a period of transformation driven by technology and...
Consumers prepared to pay more for stylish appliances

Consumers prepared to pay more for stylish appliances

Hoover says there’s been definite growth in consumers looking for design-led appliances and, as with all sectors, there is always a customer base that is willing to pay more for a stylish appliance. Nick Platt, business director for built-in appliances at Hoover...
LINK climbs down on cash points after calls from small firms

LINK climbs down on cash points after calls from small firms

Responding to the announcement that LINK is cancelling one of its planned ATM interchange fee cuts and postponing another, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) national chairman Mike Cherry, said the decision goes to show that a full, transparent review of the cash...