Press Releases

Government Set Two Year Limit on Wage Deduction Claims

Written by Chris Noice

The Department for Business has provided greater clarity on the ongoing legal issues surrounding backdated holiday pay, tabling regulations to introduce a two year limitation on how far back a claim for deduction from wages can go. ACS Chief Executive James Lowman said: “We welcome the Government’s announcement, which starts to provide clarity for retailers […]

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APPSSG Launches Best Small Shops Competition

Written by Chris Noice

The search for the best small shop in the UK has been launched today as part of a competition organised by the All Party Small Shops Group. Speaking at the launch, APPSSG Chairman Simon Danczuk MP said: “We are looking for the best small shops in the UK to come forward and tell us the […]

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ACS Welcomes Proposed Clarity on E-Cigarette Age Restrictions

Written by Chris Noice

ACS has welcomed a consultation from the Department of Health on introducing age restrictions for the purchase of electronic cigarettes. The proposed regulations would: make it an offence to sell nicotine inhaling products (such as e-cigarettes) and related products to anyone under the age of 18 years extend the tobacco ‘proxy purchasing’ offence in the […]

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Treasury Minister Addresses Small Shops Group on Business Rates

Written by Victoria Cummins

Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP, and the Minister responsible for business rates addressed the All Party Small Shops Group today in Westminster to discuss business rates in light of the Chancellor’s announcements in last week’s Autumn Financial Statement. ACS Chief Executive, James Lowman, said: “The measures announced in Autumn Statement will help […]

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Local Shops Welcome Small Business Lending Investigation

Written by Victoria Cummins

Local shops have welcomed the announcement from the Competition Markets Authority to conduct a full market investigation into lending to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) market.  The investigation will look specifically at lending to SMEs and core products such as business current accounts. ACS Chief Executive James Lowman said: “We welcome the CMA decision […]

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ACS Announces New Chairman and Deputy Chairman

Written by Victoria Cummins

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Hagon and Patrick Sewell as chairman and deputy chairman respectively. Paul and Patrick will take on leadership roles on the ACS Management Board from 1 November 2014, replacing current chairman Jonathan James and Vice Chairman Neil Turton who have been in post since November […]

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Crimestoppers and ACS Offer Reward for Information on Watford Retailer Murder

Written by Chris Noice

Crimestoppers and the Association of Convenience Stores offers reward of up to £10K for information on man wanted in connection with murder of Watford shop owner. Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the location, arrest and conviction of […]

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New Guides Added to ACS Assured Advice Scheme

Written by Victoria Cummins

ACS has published three new guides that form the latest additions to its Assured Advice scheme for convenience retailers. The new Guides provide definitive advice on Weights and Measures, Product Safety and Fair Trading. ACS Assured Advice is an innovative new scheme that allows ACS to provide advice on trading standards regulation that is definitive […]

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Retailers Call for Immediate Action to Reduce Burden of Business Rates

Written by Chris Noice

Convenience store retailers from across the UK have gathered in Westminster to call on Government to reform the system of business rates. The Association of Convenience Stores, a trade association of over 33,500 shops representing an industry worth over £35bn to the economy, has called for the following measures to make the business rates system […]

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