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

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It’s been a big start to the year for plastic. Last week Theresa May’s speech on a long-term plan... Click here

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Paper £10 Note to be Withdrawn from Circulation on 1 March 2018
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ACS in the News

  • 19.01.2018 Bank urges stores to prepare for withdrawal of paper £10 note
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