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New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

  Energy audits help businesses with tailored recommendations to reduce energy bills SMEs can avail of a €2,000 voucher to cover energy audit The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is encouraging Irish SMEs to take control of their energy use with the launch of a new support scheme. The scheme will provide SMEs with […]

Sky Media launch TV advertising support scheme for Irish businesses.

Sky Media today announced the return of their Business Support Scheme for 2021, which will give Retail Excellence members & businesses across the country the opportunity to access free TV advertising packages through AdSmart from Sky, as they look to reopen with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Piloted in 2020 the then SME25 scheme helped […]

Retail Excellence demands 50% rent amnesty for retailers

Retail Excellence delegation to appear before Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment today (Wednesday) 50% rent amnesty for first four months of 2021 is ‘realistic and fair’ minimum requirement for retailers who have been ‘decimated’ by the pandemic Government also needs to do far more to support small online retailers Wednesday, July 7th, 2021.  Retail […]

Retail Excellence supports UNICEF’s Drive for Global Vaccine Equity while helping Ireland Reopen and Stay Open

UNICEF Ireland and Retail Excellence highlight importance of vaccinating everyone to avoid spread of variants and further disruption to business. DUBLIN, 2 JULY 2021 – Retail Excellence has announced its support for an historic mission to vaccinate the world today as it joins an innovative UNICEF campaign rolling out in Ireland. As new variants of […]

Retail Excellence announces partnership extension with AIB Merchant Services

Monday, June 14th, 2021. AIB Merchant Services (AIBMS), Ireland’s largest payments solutions provider, has announced a three-year partnership extension with retail industry representative body, Retail Excellence. The agreement will see AIBMS retain its position as exclusive payments partner to Retail Excellence and its 2,200 members, leading retail companies which operate in the Irish market. The […]

Changes to Tax-free Shopping in R.O.I. – Global Blue

Dear Partner, I am writing to update you now that the government has confirmed the changes to tax-free shopping in Ireland that they made with effect from 1st January 2021. Minimum Purchase Amount (MPA) There is now a Minimum Purchase Amount of €75 in order to qualify for tax-free shopping. Global Blue’s systems have been […]

‘Shipping to GB’ – a guide by DPD

When shipping to GB from ROI, the following is required – HS Codes (or harmonisation codes or commodity codes) and Box 44 codes for the items you are shipping – available here in the Taric site Description of Goods Country of Origin Value of each line item Freight Charges if freight is being charged or […]

ENS difficulties – Temporary easement put in place by Revenue, with immediate effect

Following extensive engagement with trade and business it is clear that significant numbers of businesses are submitting customs declarations, which returns the associated MRN’s within seconds and are using these to create and populate the relevant Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) without any issues. Revenue ICT systems are fully operational and stable and working as intended, with […]

View the list of essential retail outlets at Level 5 as issued by Government 30/12/20

The Government has issued a list of ‘Essential Retail’ for the Latest Level 5 lockdown. This list applies for Level 5 only. Retailers with mixed retail offering which have discrete spaces for essential and non-essential retail should make arrangements for the separation of relevant areas. 1. Outlets selling food or beverages on a takeaway basis, […]

Press Release: Retail Excellence responds to Government decision to extend lockdown to non-essential retail.

Expresses “shock and dismay at decision to extend lockdown to non-essential retail shops Chief Exec Duncan Graham – retailers did “everything that was asked of them since re-opening earlier this month and do not deserve this treatment” Call for urgent financial support for the sector   Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail […]