A new vision to secure a bright future for the Welsh retail industry welcomed by Usdaw
17 June 2022
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has welcomed a new vision to revitalise Wales’ retail sector launched by the Welsh Government that could lead to better pay and conditions, greater job security, improving career progression and a commitment to creating a skilled future workforce.
Save our shops by levelling the playing field with an online sales tax says Usdaw
20 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has today responded to a Government consultation on the introduction of an online sales tax as a means to rebalance the taxation of the retail sector between online and in-store retail.
Queen's Speech: Government continues to fiddle around the edges of a crisis on our high streets says Usdaw
10 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has reacted with disappointment at the small measures proposed by the Government in the face of a long-running crisis in the retail industry. The union, along with many major retailers had called for fundamental reform of business rates funded by an online sales tax.
Retail employers combine with Usdaw to lobby the Chancellor for lower business rates funded by an online sales tax
06 May 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has joined forces with major retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Coop, along with retail representative bodies, by writing to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling on him to cut the ‘Shops Tax’.
Save our Shops: Usdaw delegates back business rates reform and a review of parking charges in town and city centres
03 May 2022
Usdaw’s Annual delegate Meeting at Blackpool’s Winter gardens have today backed a call for the reform of business rates and a review of parking charges, both of which are damaging high street retailers in their battle against online competitors.
Welsh Labour Conference 2022: Usdaw calls for a retail recovery plan to help save our shops
11 March 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has a delegation of members and officials attending the Welsh Labour Conference in Llandudno this weekend. Usdaw will be raising its deep concern at the growing crisis facing the retail sector in Wales.
Centre for Cities ‘Will Covid-19 kill the high street?’ report should be a wakeup call for the Government says Usdaw
25 January 2022
Retail trade union Usdaw has again urged the Government to act to save our shops, after an independent think tank report finds that the pandemic has had a major impact on town and city centres.
Select Committee report and recommendations on high streets, including an online sales tax, welcomed by Usdaw
10 December 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has welcomed today’s select committee report that urges the Government to immediately conduct a full ‘lessons learned’ review on the impact on high streets of central and local government handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
86% of Arcadia stores remain empty - Usdaw says that clearly shows we need a retail recovery plan
01 December 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw has renewed the call for a recovery plan for the industry, after the Local Data Company found that around 86% of Arcadia group shop sites are still vacant. That includes former Topshop, Topman, Burton and Dorothy Perkins stores, which closed after the company collapsed.
Usdaw joins industry bodies to call for a business rates discount for retailers from the Scottish Government
15 November 2021
Retail trade union Usdaw is one of thirteen leading industry bodies that have jointly written to the Scottish Finance Secretary asking her to introduce a business rates discount for all retail premises for the coming financial year.