Press Releases

Press Releases

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

Budget Reaction: Hammond Hammers Small Tobacco Retailers

Responding to today’s tobacco duty increase, Suleman Khonat, spokesperson for the TRA said: “The decision to raise tobacco duties for the second time this year is a hammer blow for the nation’s shopkeepers and a massive own goal by the Government. It will simply drive more and more customers to the illegal market and allow […]

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NEW RESEARCH: Illicit tobacco trade costs each small shop over £32,000 last year as retailers overwhelmingly reject second duty increase at forthcoming budget

The Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance today publishes research that has found on average each small retailer lost £32,000 last year, an increase of nearly a thousand pounds, due to the high prevalence of the illicit trade whilst the results of a survey of 113 TRA members show that they believe a second tobacco duty increase at […]

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Anti-Tobacco Lobby Group Lets ‘Cat out of the Bag’ by demanding tobacco licensing scheme as a revenue raiser

Anti-Tobacco Lobby Group Lets ‘Cat out of the Bag’ by demanding tobacco licensing scheme as a revenue raiser Report also finds main source of illicit tobacco to be non-retail Finds link between children increasingly purchasing illicit tobacco Lobby Group criticised given its role in aggressively pushing for high tobacco taxes A publicly funded tobacco control […]

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TRA LAUNCHES 2018 A FAIR DEAL FOR SMALL SHOPS

19th October 2017   Today, the Tobacco Retailer’s Alliance (TRA) is launching its 2018 A Fair Deal For Small Shops.  This report highlights the value of retailers to communities and tobacco to retailers’ revenues.  It makes a series of recommendations about how the Government can assist retailers in tackling illegal tobacco and retail crime.  It […]

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​​AUTUMN BUDGET: TRA CALLS ON CHANCELLOR TO RULE OUT FURTHER TOBACCO TAX HIKES For immediate release With a the Autumn Budget confirmed for the 22nd November, the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA), the group that represents thousands of independent tobacco retailers, is today calling on the Government to: 1. Rule out further increases in tobacco tax […]

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