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Convenience Stores to Benefit from VAT Cut and Pavement Licensing

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed the inclusion of certain food and drink sales in the reduced rate of VAT announced by the Chancellor in his summer statement yesterday, and confirmation that convenience stores can go through the same process as other businesses to get licences for seating outside their store.

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Urgent Action Still Needed on Violence Against Shopworkers

The Home Office have published its response to the call for evidence on violence towards shopworkers over a year after it closed, claiming that no changes to the law are necessary to deter those who commit thousands of incidents of threats, violence and abuse against people working in retail.

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Urgent Action Still Needed on Violence Against Shopworkers

The Home Office have published its response to the call for evidence on violence towards shopworkers over a year after it closed, claiming that no changes to the law are necessary to deter those who commit thousands of incidents of threats, violence and abuse against people working in retail.

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Local Shops Call on Chancellor to Provide Support on Business Rates and VAT in Summer Statement

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Chancellor to use his summer statement to help local shops invest in their businesses in the future.

While the statement, due to be given by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday (July 8th) is not intended to be a major fiscal event, there are still measures that the Government can introduce now that would support convenience stores in the coming months.

Measures recommended by ACS include:

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Supplier News: Edenred Joins ACS

Content supplied by Edenred:

Edenred helps organisations engage and motivate their employees and drive business performance through intelligent incentives to activate sales channels and drive customer acquisition. We do this through a range of engagement and incentive platforms and prepaid cards

We work with 25,000 companies, big and small across the public and private sectors, with over 3 million users of our technology platforms and prepaid cards.

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Lords Committee Calls for Action on Healthy Start and Free School Meal Vouchers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to the publication of a new report from a House of Lords Committee, highlighting the important role of the convenience sector in providing healthy options for local people and encouraging Government to make it easier for stores to be involved with programmes like Healthy Start and free school meal vouchers.

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Supplier News: Cennox UVC Keypad Cleaner

Content supplied by Cennox: 

Designed to neutralise the COVID-19 virus by using UVC light after every transaction

Our dynamic patented solution is designed to neutralise the virus present on POS keypads using UVC lighting beneath a flip lid. This ingenious solution attacks surface-clinging viruses from POS terminals after each transaction.

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CMA and Trade Bodies Highlight Price Gouging Concerns in Joint Statement

Today (3rd July) the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued a joint statement alongside a number of trade bodies, including ACS, highlighting concerns about a small number of businesses that are involved in price gouging. Evidence received as part of the taskforce revealed price increases on products such as paracetamol, flour, meat, toilet roll, rice and eggs.

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