Press Releases

Press Releases

Search through the listings below to see what the TRA and our members have been saying in the news

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 […]

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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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TRA LAUNCHES 2017 FAIR DEAL FOR SMALL SHOPS

19th October 2016 Today, the Tobacco Retailer’s Alliance (TRA) is launching its 2017 Fair Deal For Small Shops.  This new report shows the importance of retailers to communities and tobacco to retailers’ revenues.  It makes a series of suggestions about how the Government can help retailers fight illegal tobacco and retail crime.  It also highlights […]

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