The MSA is the UK Trade Association for businesses that provide services to the public. Our members provide an enormous range of products and services, from Shoe Repair and related Shoe Care products, leather goods, through to Engraving and Trophy Sales, Watch Repair & Watch Retail, Key Cutting & Security Products, Dry Cleaning, Photo Processing and many other services.
Everyone is probably only too aware of the burden that rates can impose on a business; During March and April, rate demands will be landing on doormats and, although a good proportion of occupiers will see their bills come down, just as many will see an increase, and be wondering if anything can be done.
Those who joined in with National Shoe Fitting Week in 2013 really enjoyed the event and found that networking with both the footwear industry and other shops, clinics and schools in their area, garnered tremendous support and allowed them to educate their customers and show off their stock and their knowledge.
From 1 October, the following National Minimum wage rate increases will apply