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Charity retail and the next budget

HM Treasury are now taking submissions ahead of the next budget. We took this important opportunity to highlight the role charity shops play in the UK economy and submit a series of key recommendations to government. In particular, our submission focused on …

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The future of the British high street

In May 2018, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee in the Houses of Parliament began their investigation into the future of the British high street. Their aim was to look at how the high street might look in 2030 and …

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The Woolly Pedlar needs your help

A guest blog from Sue Reed at The Woolly Pedlar. Working from the woolly garret up in the attic of my Northumberland home, I run a small business, known as The Woolly Pedlar. I upcycle waste wool knitwear and make a …

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Audible Point of Sale: APOS

With help from Comic Relief and tech partners BMC Azurri, WESC Foundation – the specialist centre for visual impairments – is engaged in an exciting new project to create a ‘speaking shop till’ (APOS or audible point of sale) that …

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