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ACS provides industry leading information and guides on all aspects of regulatory compliance for convenience retailing. These are covered by the Assured Advice guides and Training Scheme.

ACS provides Assured Advice on every aspect of regulatory compliance that it can. A guide is Assured if it is marked with the ACS Assured Advice logo. If it doesn’t have this mark, it’s still great advice but the law of ‘primary authority’ doesn’t cover the product or procedure and can’t be legally assured. Our Assured Advice guides are below, with best practice guides on other issues at the bottom of the page.

If you are looking for advice on a topic not covered on this site please call us on 01252 515001, or email [email protected]


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ACS Assured Advice is free for ACS members.

As of October 1st 2017, members of ACS are now signed up to the scheme and will benefit from the protection of the Assured guidance. The guides that we have produced are available for all to view, but only those who are signed up to the scheme can benefit from Assured Advice.

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Selling Vapes
How to recognise and report illicit vapes
Preventing Underage Sales
Assured Advice on selling age restricted products
Fair Trading
Assured Advice on Fair Trading
Food Safety (Natasha's Law)
Managing Food Safety and Hygiene
HFSS Regulations
Assured Advice for retailers on HFSS regulations
Managing Fire Safety
Assured Advice for Managing Fire Safety
Selling Tobacco
Assured Advice for retailers on selling tobacco
Storing and Selling Fuel
Guidance for retailers operating on forecourt sites
Product Safety
Assured Advice on Product Safety
Selling Fireworks
Assured Advice on selling fireworks in store
Weights and Measures
Weights and Measures
Managing Health and Safety
Assured Advice on managing health and safety
Water Refills
Assured Advice for retailers on water refills
Calorie Labelling
New calorie labelling rules coming into force in April 2022
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