Making a difference

Shaping debates and influencing the issues that matter to the industry

Our priority campaigns

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    #Retail2020

    Building momentum on the journey to better jobs.
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    BUSINESS RATES

    Ensuring fundamental reform of business rates
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    BREXIT

    Campaigning for a fair Brexit for consumers.

Our 3 Cs

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    Competitiveness

    Find out more about how we help the industry to remain competitive.
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    Communities

    We work to support the industry's contribution to local communities, ensuring product integrity and building consumer trust.
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    Careers

    From training and skills to employment law, we work with our members on all aspects of retail career development.

Featured topics

  • RAISING THE BAR ON BETTER REGULATION

    We campaign for better and more effective regulation in the UK. Government efforts to reduce the flow and burden of regulation have included initiatives such as 'one in two out,' regulatory budgets and red tape challenges.
  • NEW GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING

    Women account for over 60 per cent of the retail workforce, so our members fully recognise the value and importance of harnessing female talent within the workplace.
  • APPRENTICESHIP LEVY NOT YET FIT FOR PURPOSE

    The levy is potentially an opportunity for increasing skills and supporting those most vulnerable in the workforce. However, we are concerned that the levy's implementation and how it will operate have yet to be properly thought through.

The BRC is an important, collective shield and advocate in uncertain times.

BrightHouse

The BRC gives us an opportunity to benchmark and keep abreast with our retail colleagues, provides easy access to government policy makers, and collates an ‘industry’ view, which can then have influence and impact.

Marks & Spencer

Public policy is impacting on the retail industry on many fronts – without BRC membership it would not be possible for us to maintain awareness and influence the outcome.

Boots

Even when we only have limited influence on legal/regulatory changes, the early warning of change and ongoing updates from the BRC mean that we are able to plan our response with the maximum possible window.

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