ACS is an established, credible and influential voice for the local shop sector in Government. ACS ensures that local shops are heard at national, local and European level. This is achieved by remaining plugged into key decision makers within Government and Parliament.
Our strength is based in our well researched and presented arguments, whether that is in putting the issues that matter to retailers on the Governments agenda or being first and most effective in reacting to the issues of the day.
ACS is also a strong campaigning organisation, providing dedicated and passionate members with the support they need to be their own spokespeople on the issues they care about and which affect their business the most.
Sunday Trading: MPs Vote to Retain Existing Laws
Proposals to give local councils the power to remove Sunday trading hours in their local area were rejected by 317 votes to 286 on Wednesday March 9th as MPs supported the campaign to retain the existing laws.
Use our postcode tool to send your MP an email asking for a store visit in your constituency. Engaging with an MP in your store is one of the best ways to voice your concerns about the issues that affect your business, whether they are local issues like parking or planning or national issues like business rates and rising employment costs.
If you would like a constituency card to send to your MP, please contact Chris Noice at email@example.com.
Constituency cards contain specific information about the number of convenience stores in your constituency, as well as the number of jobs that those stores provide; a breakdown of the profiles of staff, and key information about store owners in the area.