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ACS Urges MPs to Protect Access to Cash

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Government to take action to protect the future of cash, highlighting the important role that cash plays in the lives of businesses and consumers.

ACS has briefed MPs ahead of today’s Westminster Hall debate on access to and acceptance of cash during the Covid-19 outbreak, making a number of key recommendations, including:

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Book Your Place at ACS’ Welsh Local Shop Report Launch!

Book your place at the launch of ACS’ 2021 Welsh Local Shop Report, taking place online on 8th December from 10am until 11am.

The launch event will provide a comprehensive overview of the convenience sector in Wales and explore the vital contribution that local shops make to the Welsh economy and the communities that they serve.

ACS research assistant Phoebe Clifford will present the findings of the 2021 Welsh Local Shop Report and explore how Welsh policymakers can support local shops in Wales.

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ACS Calls on Retailers to Complete 2021 Crime Survey

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is calling on retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months in the 2021 Crime Survey.

The survey examines the impact that crime has on the convenience sector, looking at how crime is affecting retailers, the number of incidents experienced and how much crime has cost businesses over the last year. The survey also considers the causes of these crimes and the measures retailers have in place to prevent crime in their stores.

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Supplier News: JLC Group Joins ACS as Supplier Member

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JLC Group are a multidisciplined UK engineering company designing, installing and maintaining specialist systems ranging from bomb blast doors, intelligent access control systems, to fixed electrical ground power. With over 200 years of experience in producing solutions for complex problems, our in-house design and manufacturing allows us to create custom products for our clients.

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ACS: Alcohol Duty Should Not Be Determined by Place of Retail

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Treasury to ensure that alcohol duties are not determined by what kind of business the product is sold from.

The HM Treasury call for evidence on the alcohol duty system has been issued in response to the UK’s exit from the EU, and seeks views on a number of options to simplify and improve the current alcohol duty system, including:

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Supplier News: Clearworld and Utility Team announce new partnership as part of commitment to helping customers achieve Net Zero

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Clearworld and Utility Team are delighted to announce a new, long-term, strategic partnership as part of their unwavering commitment to making Net Zero happen. The groundbreaking collaboration will not only help customers become more energy efficient and in doing so reduce their energy costs, it will also help clients take big strides towards achieving Net Zero.

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