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Local Shops Set Out Budget Priorities to Chancellor

Written by Victoria Cummins

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the chancellor to support the growth of convenience stores by taking action on employment, rates reform and duty fraud ahead of the summer 2015 Budget. In its submission to government ahead of the first Budget after the 2015 General Election, ACS has called for government to […]

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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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ACS Welcomes Consolidation of Minimum Wage Regulations

Written by Chris Noice

ACS has welcomed the proposed consolidation of minimum wage regulations as an important step in ensuring that retailers understand how the laws on the national minimum wage affect their business. In its submission to the Government consultation, ACS has highlighted the importance of clear, concise regulations for convenience store owners – many of which will […]

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