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Kurt Geiger plans 500 job cuts as UK's intends to end tax-free shopping

Oct 26, 2020 / United Kingdom
The luxury footwear and accessories retailer plans to cut 500 jobs, a quarter of its workforce, early next year after the British government announced that it plans to abolish tax-free shopping by the end of the current year

US: Healthy Workplace Tax Credit to go ahead

Jul 23, 2020 / United States
The National Retail Federation welcomed new legislation that would give businesses a tax credit intended to help defer the cost of employee testing, PPE, cleaning and other steps needed to make workplaces safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Germany: VAT cut to stimulate consumption

Jun 10, 2020 / Germany
The value-added tax (VAT) rate on non-food products is being reduced from 19% to 16%, starting from the 1st of July. The measure should be in place for the rest of the year and aims to give a boost to consumption and the economy

FDRA asks for a freeze on shoe duties

Mar 11, 2020 / United States
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), the footwear industry’s business and trade association, sent a letter to the White House applauding the proposed payroll tax cut but also encouraging a freeze on footwear duties
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