Advice

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 acs@acs.org.uk

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ASSURED ADVICE

ACS Assured Advice is free for ACS members who have signed up to the scheme.

The guides that we have produced are available for all to view, but only those who have actively signed up to the scheme can benefit from Assured Advice.

For further details about the scheme and how you can sign up, please click here. 

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Assured Advice is developed for convenience store owners by ACS and Surrey County Council

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26.05.2016
Assured Advice on selling age restricted products
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05.11.2015
Assured Advice on selling fireworks in store
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13.02.2015
Assured Advice for Managing Fire Safety
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04.02.2015
Managing Food Safety and Hygiene
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27.10.2014
Weights and Measures
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27.10.2014
Assured Advice on Fair Trading
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27.10.2014
Assured Advice on Product Safety
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05.09.2014
Assured Advice on the Tobacco Display Ban
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Assured advice
14.07.2014
Assured Advice on managing health and safety
19.08.2016
Guidance on how to deal with roadworks affecting your store
23.05.2016
Guidance on the EU Tobacco Products Directive and Standardised Packaging regulations
17.02.2016
Guidance from HMRC regarding tax affairs
28.09.2015
Guidance on the regulations around carrier bag charging
24.09.2015
Information on the business insurance you legally need in place
27.07.2015
Retailer best practice for welcoming disabled customers.
27.02.2015
Retailer guidance for Local Reducing the Strength initiatives
24.02.2015
A collection of template contracts, precedent letters and hand books
12.12.2014
A guide to complying with the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation
28.11.2014
Guidance for retailers on how to prevent drive offs and no means of payment offences
21.11.2014
Guidance on how you can prevent crime in your store
06.09.2014
Understanding the alcohol licensing requirements for your store
06.09.2014
Guidance on how long stores can open on Sundays
06.09.2014
Guidance on the licences required to play music in store
06.09.2014
Understanding different use classes for commercial property
06.09.2014
Guidance on parking enforcement that affects your store
06.09.2014
Industry initiatives to reduce litter in your area
06.09.2014
Guidance on the changes to employee pensions
06.09.2014
Guidance on the sale of high caffeine energy drinks
05.09.2014
Planning for Diverse Local Centres Guide
14.07.2014
Guidance on the ban on below cost sales of alcohol
14.07.2014
A guide to the issues around Victim Personal Statements
14.07.2014
Guidance on tackling alcohol duty fraud
14.07.2014
Guidance on selling men's lifestyle magazines