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UK’s independent stores record first rise in four years

UK’s independent stores record first rise in four years

Due to 5,251 chain stores closing during the first half of 2021. Many independent retail stores have decided to fill the gaps left resulting in the first rise in independent stores for the first time in four years. A new total of 804 independent retail stores opened...

The Government introduce an insurance scheme for events

The Government introduce an insurance scheme for events

The Government and Lloyds have partnered together to introduce the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme. The purpose of this scheme is to provide support for live events in the UK that are available to the general public. For example, this would include: Music festivals...

New £20M funding launched for UK manufacturers

New £20M funding launched for UK manufacturers

A new £20M funding programme is set to launch across the UK for manufacturers. The aim of the programme is to help manufacturers overcome supply chain issues caused by the global pandemic. The programme will aim to do this by assisting manufacturers with the...