ACS is an established, credible and influential voice for the local shop sector in Government. ACS ensures that local shops are heard at national, local and European level. This is achieved by remaining plugged into key decision makers within Government and Parliament.
ACS’ election priorities for Government focus on four key areas:
One of the easiest ways to get involved with the election campaign is to host a store visit to explain the issues facing your business to the candidates in your area. Retailers looking to arrange a store visit with their prospective parliamentary candidates should contact Steve Dowling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use our postcode tool to send your MP an email asking for a store visit in your constituency. Engaging with an MP in your store is one of the best ways to voice your concerns about the issues that affect your business, whether they are local issues like parking or planning or national issues like business rates and rising employment costs.
If you would like a constituency card to send to your MP, please contact Chris Noice at email@example.com.
Constituency cards contain specific information about the number of convenience stores in your constituency, as well as the number of jobs that those stores provide; a breakdown of the profiles of staff, and key information about store owners in the area.