Monthly Archives: July 2017

Bank of England Unveils New Polymer £10 Note

Written by Chris Noice

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has unveiled the design of the new £10 note. The note is printed on polymer and is the first Bank of England banknote with a tactile feature to help blind and partially sighted users. The £10 note contains sophisticated security features which make it very difficult to counterfeit. It […]

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Government Confirms Extended Timetable for Making Tax Digital Plans

Written by Chris Noice

Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to Treasury has confirmed today that the Government will delay plans for the roll out of their Making Tax Digital tax reforms by one year to 2019. Under the new timetable: only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to keep digital records and only […]

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ACS Urges Government to Include C-Stores in DEFRA Recycling Group

Written by Chris Noice

ACS has responded to a question in the House of Lords about plastic bottle recycling and a deposit return scheme, urging the government to listen to the views of convenience store retailers by including them in the DEFRA economic and voluntary incentives working group. Speaking in the Lords, Lord Gardiner of Kimble said: “…as part […]

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New Inquiry Launched by Cross Party Small Shops Group on Supporting Entrepreneurs

Written by Chris Noice

The Cross Party Group on Small Shops has launched a new inquiry in the Welsh Assembly today, looking at the essential contribution that entrepreneurs play in the economy and what can be done to help these businesses secure their long term futures. The Inquiry will look at the following themes: Supporting local places, including looking […]

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ACS Welcomes Taylor Review Recommendations on Skills and Productivity

Written by Chris Noice

The Government has published the Taylor Review of modern working practices, setting out a series of recommendations on flexible working and increasing skills for employees. The review sets out seven principles which aim to address the challenges in the labour market, including recommendations for people working for platform-based companies like Deliveroo to be reclassified as […]

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Book Your Free Place at the Responsible Retailing Forum

Written by Leah Myers

The ACS Responsible Retailing Forum is a great opportunity for convenience retailers to hear direct from policy makers and industry experts about upcoming legislation changes, the latest compliance issues affecting stores on a daily basis, and new initiatives on healthy eating that could make a real difference to communities. This year’s Forum takes place on […]

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Campaign to Keep Gluten Free Customers Safe

Written by Leah Myers

ACS is supporting a campaign launched by Coeliac UK to raise awareness around gluten free customers and what businesses can do to keep them safe. Coeliac UK estimate British food businesses are missing out on £100m of gluten free business, and that 90% of people on a gluten free diet ate out in the last month. […]

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Convenience Stores Encouraged to Take Part in Digital High Street Pilot

Written by Leah Myers

Convenience stores in a number of pilot towns are being given the opportunity to take part in a scheme set up by Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, working with the government’s Future High Streets Forum, to help retailers work together to promote their towns online.  The pilot is using the #WDYT hashtag to generate conversations among […]

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