ACS’ core purpose is to lobby Government on the issues that make a difference to local shops.

We represent the interests of retailers on a range of issues, including business rates, energy, regulation, planning, alcohol and many more. In 2012, we expanded this lobbying activity to provide authoritative information about the convenience sector through a number of research projects, including the Voice of Local Shops Survey and the annual Local Shop Report.

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All press enquiries should be directed to Chris Noice, Head of Communications. Call 01252 515001 / 07812 144439 or email

If you would like to be added to ACS’ press release list please contact Chloe Heyde at

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The All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group has confirmed Ruth George MP as its new... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Government to take further... Click here
ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed the government’s decision not to... Click here
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Nottingham Retailers Discuss Concerns over Deposit Return Schemes and Business Rates with Local MP…
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Over 100 Local Authorities Still Yet to Distribute Discretionary Relief to Businesses
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ACS in the News

  • 16.11.2017 Six in ten councils make progress on business rates relief
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