Future of Retail APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To provide a cross-party forum for parliamentarians to promote the value of the retail sector in collaboration with industry, to explore policy trends, develop support for the sector, maintain dialogue with government and engage stakeholders.

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Recent Documents related to Future of Retail

1. Flexible and responsive energy retail markets
22/07/2019 - Ofgem
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Found: Flexible and responsive energy retail markets - GOV.UK

2. Future energy retail market review
05/03/2019 - Ofgem
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Found: Future energy retail market review - GOV.UK

3. Flexible and responsive energy retail markets
22/07/2019 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: 22 July 2019 FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE ENERGY RETAIL MARKETS Putting consumers at the centre of a

4. Flexible and responsive energy retail markets
22/07/2019 - Ofgem
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Found: 22 July 2019 FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE ENERGY RETAIL MARKETS Putting consumers at the centre of a

5. Revo - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: The impact of Business Rates on business - Treasury Committee
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Found: organisation that supports all businesses in the retail property and placemaking sector. Our unique community

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Future of Retail

1. Retail Strategy
10/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: has considered the development of a retail strategy for the future.It is an honour to serve under - Speech Link
2: Does she agree that, with online banking, online retail and edge-of-town and out-of-town shopping, the - Speech Link
3: transformation and that we need a vision for the future. Our strategy must do more than just deal with - Speech Link
4: so; she is making an excellent case. Some 74,000 retail jobs were lost in 2018, and the town centre vacancy - Speech Link
5: submissions to me by organisations such as the British Retail Consortium and by individual stores. We certainly - Speech Link

2. Arcadia and Debenhams: Business Support and Job Retention
02/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: the detail, because it is a worrying time for the retail sector, particularly for those affected by the - Speech Link
2: should be put right through legislation in the future?Thirdly, on the workers at Debenhams and - Speech Link

3. The Future of the High Street
10/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: move,That this House has considered the future of the high street.There is no shying away - Speech Link
2: as evidenced all too clearly by the well-known retail chains—including Debenhams and Arcadia Group Ltd—that - Speech Link
3: announced in the spring that the business rates retail discount would be increased to 100% and expanded - Speech Link

4. High Streets and Town Centres in 2030
13/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: concluded that the days when the high street was 100% retail—for much of the 20th century, people went to their - Speech Link

5. Retail Sector
06/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: this House notes that 21,000 jobs were lost in the retail sector in the first three months of 2018 due to - Speech Link
2: this House notes that 21,000 jobs were lost in the retail sector in the first three months of 2018 due to - Speech Link
3: grow, but impedes their security for the immediate future. Does she think that the Government should do something - Speech Link
4: the UK’s appeal to international investors in the retail sector. They highlighted that business rates were - Speech Link
5: comments, it is important to note that the commercial retail sector has faced significant strain over recent - Speech Link
6: substantive part of my comments, if I may.The retail sector is undergoing a period of transformative - Speech Link

6. Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill
30/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: at 1 April 2023. By doing so, we can ensure that future business rates bills will better reflect the exceptional - Speech Link
2: that exercise we are considering the frequency of future revaluations. When deciding whether to have more - Speech Link
3: incredibly tough time. I am thinking in particular of retail businesses and a very challenging trading environment - Speech Link
4: already ensured that eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will pay no business - Speech Link
5: Organisations such as Revo, which supports the whole of the retail property market—owners, occupiers and local authorities—are - Speech Link
6: particularly high number of leisure, hospitality and retail businesses, are extremely appreciative.However - Speech Link

7. Covid-19: Financial Support for High Street Retailers
27/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: already lost 14,000 stores this year and 125,000 retail staff have lost their jobs. Will the Government - Speech Link
2: noble Lord was saying about the difficulty the retail sector is experiencing. Of course, the pandemic - Speech Link
3: the remarkable achievements of the high street retail sector in adapting to very difficult circumstances - Speech Link
4: premises are Covid secure. I welcome the British Retail Consortium’s campaign to encourage consumers to - Speech Link
5: compared to a year ago and despite business rates retail reliefs, the collection of business rates overall - Speech Link
6: with community-driven projects is central to the future of our town centres have the Government’s support - Speech Link

8. Covid-19: High Street Retailers
02/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: pandemic has resulted in unparalleled falls in retail sales and high-street footfall. We have provided - Speech Link
2: in the retail sector. As we emerge from lockdown, we need a plan to regenerate and save retail jobs on - Speech Link
3: fundamental change in behaviour? The survey figures for future use of the high street make grim reading, with - Speech Link
4: locally, not online, helps not just those struggling retail businesses but the environment, by reducing transport - Speech Link

9. Exiting the European Union (Excise)
03/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: that is Brexit. However, the withdrawal of the VAT retail export scheme and the airside extra-statutory concession - Speech Link

10. Marks & Spencer
24/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: There have been a number of announcements in the retail sector recently—negative and also positive in terms - Speech Link
2: announcements from well-known companies saying that iconic retail high street stores need to close if they are to - Speech Link
3: desire to create a more attractive parking and retail culture might be diminished, which is why it is - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Future of Retail
1. Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates
asked by: Desmond Swayne
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving the retail sector an early indication of the future business rates for which they will be liable.

2. Schools: Non-domestic Rates
asked by: Kim Johnson
... if he will include language schools in the eligible retail and leisure categories for business rates relief to allow those schools to access support from future Government grant schemes.

3. Hospitality Industry and Retail Sector Council
asked by: Lucy Powell
... how many times he has met with (a) the Retail Sector Council and (b) the Hospitality Future Group in 2020; and whether he will publish minutes from those meetings.

4. Exports: VAT
asked by: Ian Murray
... what discussions he has had with (a) retail industry bodies and (b) trade unions on the effect on the retail sector of ending the VAT Retail Export Scheme.

5. Financial Services
asked by: Chris Evans
... what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) content on disclosure of risk and future performance and (b) other content in Key Information Documents prepared in accordance with the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulations 2017.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Members
Matt Vickers Portrait
Matt Vickers
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stockton South
Joined: 24th September 2020
2 APPG Memberships
British Bioethanol , Loneliness
Martyn Day Portrait
Martyn Day
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Joined: 24th September 2020
Charlotte Nichols Portrait
Charlotte Nichols
Vice Chair
Labour - Warrington North
Joined: 24th September 2020
Wera Hobhouse Portrait
Wera Hobhouse
Liberal Democrat - Bath
Joined: 24th September 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Matt Vickers MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3723.

Email: matt.vickers.mp@parliament.uk

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Felix Davies, Connect, 3rd Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: f.davies@connectpa.co.uk


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20 Jul 2020
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