National Minimum Wage

Martin Vickers MP Outlines Support for Local Retailers on Sunday Trading

Written by Victoria Cummins

Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers has outlined his support for retaining the existing Sunday trading regulations in a visit to a SPAR store in Humberston operated by Blakemore Retail. During the visit, staff members and SPAR representatives raised concerns about the impact that longer opening hours for larger stores on Sundays would have on their business, […]

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ACS Warns of Impact of Above Inflation Minimum Wage Increase

Written by Chris Noice

ACS has warned that the above inflation 3% increase in the adult National Minimum Wage to £6.70 will have a negative impact on staffing and investment levels in the convenience sector. ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We are disappointed with the increase in the National Minimum Wage above inflation, above average earnings growth, and […]

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Low Pay Commission Urged to Consider Harm to Small Shops from Minimum Wage Rises

Written by Victoria Cummins

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has submitted evidence to the Low Pay Commission, calling on the commission to carefully assess the impact of the rate rise on small retailers. In its submission, ACS notes that according to a survey of retailers, increases in the minimum wage correlate with a negative effect on business competitiveness. […]

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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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