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TRA Licensing Survey Results

In April the TRA surveyed its 3200 members in order to gather their views on the Government’s proposal to introduce a compulsory licensing scheme for tobacco retails, as well as their opinions on tobacco regulation more generally. The results were released on 11th May and contained some surprising findings: 98% of local retailers see the […]

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TRA Newsletter (May 2016)

In order to keep you informed about what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, we are launching today the first edition of the TRA newsletter. One newsletter will be released every quarter and each one will contain news on upcoming events, competitions, campaigns and legislative changes that will affect retailers. This month’s edition contains: […]

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The Budget: Tobacco – Reaction From Retailers

Tobacco retailers across the UK have expressed frustration that tax on cigarette taxes will increase by 2% above inflation and hand rolling tobacco by 5% above inflation following today’s Budget. The Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA), which represents shopkeepers across the UK, campaigns to raise awareness of the link between high tobacco tax and tobacco smuggling. […]

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3.5 million illegal cigarettes seized as part of £1 million plus tax evasion

3.5 million  illegal cigarettes have been seized by HMRC in a raid on an industrial unit in Tottenham, North London. Five men were arrested on suspicion of smuggling, after the operation by HMRC to tackle an estimated £1 million tax fraud. The suspected illegal cigarettes were discovered in a vehicle – in hollowed out metal […]

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