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ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS supports call for business rates reform
14 August, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has signed a letter alongside 50 retail organisations calling for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid to reform the business rates system.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS calls for extension of plastic bag charge
02 August, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the Government to extend the plastic bag charge to small retailers as soon as possible after Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) published figures which show that sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
Government consults again on deposit return scheme
26 July, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged the Government to ensure that it fully considers the long-term costs and implications of a deposit return scheme after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) committed to further consultation on the issue.

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ACS calls for greater protection for access to cash machines
26 July, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called for greater protection for access to cash after a report from LINK, the UK’s main cash machine network, showing that cash withdrawals from ATMs declined year-on-year across the UK's nations and regions in early 2019.

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Retailers and wholesalers raise tobacco track and trace concerns
26 July, 2019

Retailers and wholesalers have written to the Government raising concerns about ongoing issues with the introduction of tobacco track and trace regulations.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
Government confirms ban on under 16s buying energy drinks
24 July, 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that under 16s will be banned from purchasing energy drinks.

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Call for action to tackle violence against shopworkers
19 July, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on the Government to tackle violence against shopworkers as new police recorded crime figures show a rise in violence.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS gives evidence on cost pressure to Low Pay Commission
19 July, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has given oral evidence to the Low Pay Commission, detailing the impact that rising costs from wage increases have on the convenience sector and raising concerns about future wage rates.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS calls for rethink on bottle deposit return proposals
17 July, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has urged environment secretary Michael Gove to re-think his support for an “all-in” deposit return scheme in England and Wales.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS calls for retail crime to be on agenda for policing
10 July, 2019

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging the Government and police and crime commissioners to ensure that retail crime is on the agenda for local forces, following the publication of new figures on the levels of police funding between 2015 and 2020.

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