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‘Freedom Day’: How Are You Feeling?

'Freedom Day': How Are You Feeling?

Monday 19th July 2021 — or ‘Freedom Day’, as it’s become commonly known — will see all coronavirus restrictions lifted in England. The UK government will be continuing to recommend that people wear face coverings in crowded public spaces, but this will no longer be enforceable by law. It seems small UK businesses are pretty […]

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Beat the Receipt: Everything You Need to Know

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Did you know, the UK prints around 11.2 million receipts each year? And these receipts generally aren’t recyclable? In fact, not only are they not recyclable, they actually contain the same chemicals (BPA and BPS) as many single-use plastics, like plastic straws. Beat the Receipt wants to put a stop to unnecessary paper receipts. That […]

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Happy Independents’ Day! Here’s How to Get Involved

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And no, that’s not a typo. Independents’ Day is a grassroots, UK-based campaign to really champion independent retail businesses on 4th July (and all year round!).  It’s been running since 2010, and it’s a campaign that’s very close to our hearts. Why? Because independent businesses are close to our hearts! And any campaign which celebrates […]

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UK Plastic Bag Charges Explained: Do You Need to Charge for Carrier Bags?

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On 21st May 2021, the UK Government changed the laws on UK plastic bag charges. Read on to find out if you need to start charging — or charging more — for plastic bags in your store.  How much to charge for plastic bags The law now states that all retailers (no matter their size), […]

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