Retail’s 3 R’s: Reopening, Recovery, Resilience

DRD Partnership20/02/21 Ahead of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, DRD Partner and Chief Executive of the Association for International Retail (AIR), Paul Barnes, shares his insight about what’s in store for the retail and hospitality sectors in the coming weeks and months.   Read the full article here.

UK to end VAT-free shopping for visitors on Jan 1

Fibre2Fashion.com22/10/20 The Association of International Retail (AIR), which co-wrote the letter, urged the chancellor to “look again at this devastating decision”. It cautioned the United Kingdom will become the only European country not to offer VAT-free shopping for international visitors.

”Madrid, Milan and Paris are rubbing their hands with glee at this self-inflicted wound,” said AIR boss Paul Barnes.

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Time to woo overseas shoppers

Property Week02/07/20 Open-ed by Paul Barnes, CEO of the Association of International Retail Read the full article here.