BRC responds to publication of industrial strategy paper 

BRC responds to publication of industrial strategy paper 

Responding to the publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper, Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive of the BRC said: “We welcome today’s publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper. It is essential that the UK makes the right choices to ensure that we are able to compete with world leading companies in key […]

BRC responds to corbyn’s speech at cbi conference

BRC responds to corbyn’s speech at cbi conference

Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the CBI conference, Tom Ironside, Business & Regulation Policy Director at the BRC, said: “The Labour Party’s proposal for a retail industry innovation ‘catapult’ centre is intriguing, but further detail is needed to understand how this will aid in the development of a UK digital economy. Digital infrastructure is […]

BRC urges chancellor to deliver a budget for shoppers

BRC urges chancellor to deliver a budget for shoppers

Business and consumers are looking to the Chancellor’s upcoming Budget for action to support consumer spending and help encourage private sector investment. In a submission entitled Helping Shoppers Budget, sent to the Chancellor last week, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) proposes a series of targeted measures to support the retail industry in maximising its future […]

Retailers set the safety standard for children’s halloween costumes

Retailers set the safety standard for children’s halloween costumes

The BRC and its members have introduced two voluntary Codes of Practice which exceed the current testing standard, to further enhance the safety of children’s dress-up costumes. The terrible accident involving Claudia Winkleman’s daughter in 2014 and the subsequent media coverage focussed attention on what were seen as failings to the existing Toy Safety Standard […]