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The Association of Convenience Stores is the voice of over 33,500 local shops, supporting our members through effective lobbying, comprehensive advice and innovative networking opportunities.

ACS’ core purpose is to lobby Government on the issues that make a difference to local shops, supported by an expanding research programme designed to discover new information about the convenience sector which can be used to inform decision making both in Government and with those involved directly in the sector.

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We were pleased to see Nicky Morgan MP, chair of the Treasury Select Committee, write today to the chairman of LINK, the group that manages the UK’s ATM network, about their proposals to reduce the interchange fees that banks pay to businesses providing ATMs.  I think this is important for convenience stores and the eco system of local businesses that we trade alongside, and I’ll explain why,...

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The Scottish Government have announced that they will follow England and Wales in moving from RPI to CPI for busine… https://t.co/gMtQKRAi4B
Welsh Government Announces Permanent Small Business Rate Relief Scheme from April 2018 https://t.co/Vhcoptex76 https://t.co/0mvoVlbbRa
Cross Party Group On Small Shops Leads Supporting Entrepreneurship Inquiry https://t.co/gzBjnqSBfh https://t.co/UC24Jfgxwb
Members have raised concerns about a card payment scam - look out for information from @PayPoint about how to prote… https://t.co/v4GDWGlx7f

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