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Independent stores helping to breathe new life into the UK’s high stre...
The UK’s high streets are being revived thanks to a new wave of independent retailers, according to new research.Find out more
Local businesses see trade increase from online shopping platforms
Increasing numbers of shoppers are looking to buy goods and services online from businesses on their local high streets instead of nationwide retail brands.Find out more
Small Business Saturday 2020 breaks spending record with local busines...
Small Business Saturday 2020 was a record-breaker for small, independent businesses across the UK, with approximately £1.1 billion spent nationwide.Find out more
Local independent stores set for Christmas boost as COVID-19 restricti...
The buying intent of consumers is leaning heavily towards independent retailers this Christmas, as two-thirds of shoppers plan to buy gifts from local shops and support their respective communities.Find out more
How to support local independent businesses during the COVID-19 restri...
As the festive season inches closer, small local retailers need the support of their local communities more than ever to survive and look forward to a brighter future in 2021.Find out more
More shoppers choosing to buy local ahead of Small Business Saturday
Almost three-fifths (59%) of UK shoppers are now supporting local businesses more than they used to, according to research commissioned by Small Business Saturday UK and American Express.Find out more
Shop Family Business campaign launched for the festive season
The UK economy boasts more than five million family-run businesses, which collectively employ an additional five million people.Find out more
Commercial tenants protected from evictions until 2021
Small businesses struggling to pay their commercial rent are to be protected from the threat of eviction from their commercial premises until the end of 2020.Find out more
Government launches Shop Local Week to support local economies
The UK’s Shop Local Week kick-starts today, with a seven-day campaign to support small businesses and help local economies rebuild following the coronavirus crisis.Find out more
Majority of consumers keen to shop locally post-lockdown
80% of shoppers who used the services of local retailers during the coronavirus lockdown plan to continue to shop locally once the pandemic subsides.Find out more
Small firms step up to support local communities
A new report published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), titled ‘New Horizons’, indicates that businesses are ramping up their efforts nationwide to aid their local communities through the...Find out more
Millions buy local and shift their support to community businesses
Almost half of the UK’s population has shifted its consumer support to small businesses within their local communities, according to a new report.Find out more
Local businesses offered advertising campaigns free of charge
In recognition of the UK’s small business community that’s worked tirelessly to evolve their services in light of the coronavirus crisis, local firms have been offered professional advertising campaig...Find out more
7 reasons why you should shop locally in the post-coronavirus climate
Making the choice between buying locally or with bigger brands elsewhere and online is more critical today than ever before.Find out more
One-in-ten Britons plan start-ups during COVID-19 pandemic
Despite the economic uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus crisis, a new survey found that a 10th (11%) of Britons are planning to start their own business.Find out more
New measures help shops with their rent during coronavirus pandemic
Commercial landlords will be stopped from using aggressive methods to collect rent from High Street retailers during the coronavirus lockdown following new measures announced by the Government.Find out more
New support package for innovative businesses unveiled
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a new £1.25 billion support package, designed to steer businesses that drive innovation and development through the coronavirus lockdown.Find out more
The importance of diversification: How agile small firms are adapting...
Some entrepreneurs are seeking to remain positive and reach for the light at the end of the tunnel by reframing the pandemic. Agile small firms are turning it into an opportunity to help their local c...Find out more