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Speakers Announced for ACS’ Heart of the Community 2019!

Book your place at ACS’ Heart of the Community Conference taking place on Tuesday 15th October at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster between 10.45am-3pm followed by a Parliamentary Reception from 4-6pm.

Heart of the Community is the must-attend political conference exploring the issues relevant to politicians, retailers and consumers.

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Retail Organisations Raise Business Rates Concerns to the Chancellor

 ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has signed a letter alongside fifty retail organisations calling for to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid to reform the business rates system.

In the letter, retail organisations including the British Retail Consortium and Booksellers Association have called on the Government to put business rates at heart of the promised new economic package to boost business and investment in the UK.  

The letter asks for four fixes that would address many of the challenges posed by business rates:

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Great British High Street Awards: Voting is Now Open!

The shortlist for the Great British High Street Awards, run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in partnership with Visa and other partners, has been announced.

The Great British High Street Awards celebrate the UK’s best and most ambitious high streets, with winners receiving up to £15,000 in prize money.

Voting for the Champion High Street award and the Rising Star High Street award has now opened.

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Book Your Place at the 2019 Local Shop Report Launch!

Book your place at the launch of ACS’ 2019 Local Shop Report, taking place on Tuesday 10th September at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

This year’s report is the eighth edition and will build on the data from previous editions to highlight key areas of change and development that we have seen over recent years.

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Book Your Place at Heart of the Community 2019!

Book your place at ACS’ Heart of the Community Conference taking place on Tuesday 15th October at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster between 10.45am-3pm followed by a Parliamentary Reception from 4-6pm.

Award-winning presenter and Political Editor for Good Morning Britain Ranvir Singh, will address the conference, providing political context and insight.

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Community Barometer Reveals What People Want in their Local Area

New research published today by the Association of Convenience Stores has found that UK consumers are crying out for more specialist food shops and banks in their local area.

The ACS Community Barometer looks at which services the public want (and don’t want) around them, as well as how essential those services are, the impact they have on reducing loneliness, and whether those services overall have a positive impact on where they live.

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Book Your Place at the 2019 Local Shop Report Launch!

Book your place at the launch of ACS’ 2019 Local Shop Report, taking place on Tuesday 10th September at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

This year’s report is the eighth edition and will build on the data from previous editions to highlight key areas of change and development that we have seen over recent years.

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One Month Until Fuel Labelling Changes Come Into Force

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is reminding retailers about the upcoming fuel labelling regulations which are coming into force next month.

These new regulations legally require additional labelling to be introduced on all fuel dispensers and nozzles in all UK filling stations by 1st September 2019 and aim to help drivers identify fuels and reduce misfuelling.

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ACS Reiterates Calls for All Retailers to Be Included in Plastic Bag Charge

ACS has urged the Government to extend the plastic bag charge to small retailers as soon as possible after DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) published figures which show that sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015. The figures also reveal that 5p plastic bag sales have contributed around £169 million toward charities and other good causes since the charge was introduced on 5 October 2015.

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Book Your Place at Heart of the Community 2019!

Book your place at ACS’ Heart of the Community Conference taking place on Tuesday 15th October at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster between 10.45am-3pm followed by a Parliamentary Reception from 4-6pm.

Award-winning presenter and Political Editor for Good Morning Britain Ranvir Singh, will address the conference, providing political context and insight.

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