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New Survey finds retailers needed more support from the Government over recent changes

The survey of over 200 TRA members from across the UK found that the majority of retailers received no direct communication from national government, responsible for introducing the measures, nor from local government in the form of Trading Standards, responsible for enforcing the measures once they had been introduced. The key findings: • 68% of […]

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GOVERNMENT SHOULD USE BREXIT TO REPEAL DISASTROUS TOBACCO MEASURES

Press release – For immediate release The group representing small, independent tobacco retailers have called on the Government to use the opportunity presented by the UK’s departure from the European Union to reverse the latest EU inspired restrictions. 20th May represents a significant milestone for the small and independent retail sector, as the following measures […]

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TRA response to HMRC Sanctions consultation

Please click on the following link for the full TRA consultation response: TRA Sanctions consultation 2017 Why is the TRA responding? The TRA is responding to this consultation as the illicit trade in tobacco products affects our members more than any other retail sector in the country. Illegal tobacco hits legitimate retailers especially hard as […]

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Budget reaction

Suleman Khonat, the National Spokesperson of the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance and a retailer from Blackburn commented: “The 35p tax increase on a pack of 20 cigarettes is very disappointing. Tobacco tax is already far too high and this additional excise measure will only allow for the illegal tobacco trade to flourish, taking business away from […]

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SURVEY CONFIRMS THAT NEW TOBACCO LEGISLATION IS ALREADY HITTING INDEPENDENT RETAIL SECTOR – CHANCELLOR NEEDS TO ACT AT SPRING BUDGET

A new survey shows that convenience stores are already feeling the impact of new tobacco legislative measures and have urged the Chancellor to use this week’s Spring Budget to help deal with the impact. The survey conducted by the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA) during the weeks leading up to the Budget on 8th March, found […]

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