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    Chancellor to overhaul SME aid scheme Subscription

    News2 April 2020

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly preparing to overhaul the emergency aid scheme for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), to help prevent a deluge of coronavirus-related insolvencies. 

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    An indie ready for the coronavirus fightSubscription

    Comment30 March 2020

    Vanessa Hodgson, founder and managing director of Suffolk- and Norfolk-based independent womenswear chain Collen & Clare, discusses how communicating amid the coronavirus crisis is the “only hope of moving forward”. 

  • eton high street

    Plea for ‘detailed support’ for indies in lockdownSubscription

    News24 March 2020

    Independent retailers forced to close their doors due to the government’s new measures to tackle coronavirus should receive immediate access to financial support, says the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira).

  • rochester high street

    Bigger indies 'frustrated' by Budget Subscription

    News13 March 2020

    Independent retailers across the UK have welcomed the business rates suspension announced in this week’s Budget, but claim it is “unfair” to have dismissed the bigger independents and multiple retailers also occupying the high street. 

  • Coronavirus man in mask

    Coronavirus: Independents call for government supportSubscription

    News11 March 2020

    Independent retailers have called for government cashflow assistance and tax breaks to protect them against the potential impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

  • Storm Ciara Wales

    Indies feel the force of Storm Ciara Subscription

    News11 February 2020

    Many independents have been forced to shut up shop this week as Storm Ciara battered across the UK and Ireland. 

  • Jack, richard and isaac benson guide london menswear

    The menswear brand banking on independentsSubscription

    The Drapers Interview15 January 2020

    Guide London has taken an independent approach to business to withstand the troubles of a shrinking high street. 

  • psyche durham

    Indies focus on in-season buying for autumn 20Subscription

    News7 January 2020

    Independents have squeezed their budgets heading into the autumn 20 trade shows, and will switch to more in-season orders, following a difficult period for sales.

  • Nike and Adidas at the Icon outlet

    Drapers investigates: Do Nike and Adidas hold too much power?Subscription

    Features12 December 2019

    Drapers investigates the dominance of Nike and Adidas in the sportswear industry as they both shift toward direct-to-consumer strategies.

  • Nick Mavrides, owner of Ace Sports

    Nike settles claim by London indieSubscription

    News9 December 2019

    Nick Mavrides, owner of Ace Sports in London’s Kentish Town, has won a tribunal in the small claims court against sportswear conglomerate Nike. 

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