Driving Change

Influencing the economic and policy environment to enable retailers to thrive

Driving Change

Influencing the economic and policy environment to enable retailers to thrive

THE BRC’S PURPOSE IS TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THE RETAIL INDUSTRY AND THE CUSTOMERS IT SERVES, TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE

The single biggest issue facing the retail industry today is the impact of covid-19. The pandemic has accelerated the transformation of the industry that was already underway and made the factors that were driving it – technology changing how people shop, increasing costs, slow growth in consumer spending – all the more acute. Check out the latest on our Covid-19 hub here.

Beyond Covid, we are campaigning on a range of issues to ensure the industry thrives through this period of transformation. The industry needs to change. And it will take changes in government policy to support the short-term resilience of the industry as it recovers from the effects of the pandemic, and promote longer term recovery and growth.

Read more below about how we are helping drive change across the industry and some of our priority campaigns.

THE BRC’S PURPOSE IS TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE TO THE RETAIL INDUSTRY AND THE CUSTOMERS IT SERVES, TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE

The single biggest issue facing the retail industry today is the impact of covid-19. The pandemic has accelerated the transformation of the industry that was already underway and made the factors that were driving it – technology changing how people shop, increasing costs, slow growth in consumer spending – all the more acute. Check out the latest on our Covid-19 hub here.

Beyond Covid, we are campaigning on a range of issues to ensure the industry thrives through this period of transformation. The industry needs to change. And it will take changes in government policy to support the short-term resilience of the industry as it recovers from the effects of the pandemic, and promote longer term recovery and growth.

Read more below about how we are helping drive change across the industry and some of our priority campaigns.

Driving change

  • Better Jobs Priority

    Better Jobs

    Creating retail jobs for the future
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    Better World

    Setting the highest standards for responsible business practices

Priority Campaigns

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    BREXIT

    Helping your company adjust to the UK's new trading terms in 2021.
  • Business Rates Priority

    Business Rates

    Delivering fundamental reform of the business rates system to reduce the cost burden and promote investment
  • Crime Priority

    Crime

    Protecting retail colleagues from violence and abuse

GET INVOLVED

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    Communities

    The best way to stay connected to work that directly impacts and supports your day-to-day remit is through our role-based BRC Communities.
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    Not A BRC Member?

    Joining BRC is easier and cheaper than you might think, and our membership list is growing all the time.
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    Advising or supplying retailers?

    Use BRC Associate Membership to share your thought leadership, increase your industry knowledge and raise your profile.

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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