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ACS Supports Protection of Shopworkers Bill in Scotland

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a consultation launched by Daniel Johnson MSP on plans for the creation of new offences designed to protect shopworkers from violence. The consultation explores the creation of new offences to deter harassment, abuse and violence against staff, triggered by asking customers for proof of age or denying sale of age-restricted products.

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ACS Calls on Retailers to Complete National Living Wage Survey

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched the ACS National Living Wage Survey 2018 as part of its evidence gathering process for a submission to the Low Pay Commission.

The Low Pay Commission is consulting on what the rates for the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates should be from April 2019. The consultation will also consider the impact of a potential premium on top of existing wage rates to apply for working hours not guaranteed by an employment contract, following a recommendation from the Taylor Review into Modern Employment Practices.

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One week until Summit18!

We are just one week away from ACS Summit18, the biggest leading industry event for the convenience sector. This year’s unmissable conference will take place at The Vox, Resorts World, Birmingham on the 17th of April.

ACS’ Summit is the annual premier convenience store event, bringing together hundreds of retailers, suppliers and industry experts from across the globe in a debate about the future of the convenience store industry in the UK.

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Chief Executive's Blog: Impact of Wage Increases

At the start of April, the rates retailers must pay their colleagues went up, specifically to £7.83 for those aged 25 or above, and £7.38 for those between 21 and 24.  The comprehensive list of rate changes is here so make sure you're paying at or above these rates.  

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ACS Calls on Retailers to Complete National Living Wage Survey

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched the ACS National Living Wage Survey 2018 as part of its evidence gathering process for a submission to the Low Pay Commission.

The Low Pay Commission is consulting on what the rates for the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates should be from April 2019. The consultation will also consider the impact of a potential premium on top of existing wage rates to apply for working hours not guaranteed by an employment contract, following a recommendation from the Taylor Review into Modern Employment Practices.

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Two Weeks Until Summit18!

We are just two weeks away from ACS Summit18, the biggest leading industry event for the convenience sector. This year’s unmissable conference will take place at The Vox, Resorts World, Birmingham on the 17th of April.

ACS’ Summit is the annual premier convenience store event, bringing together hundreds of retailers, suppliers and industry experts from across the globe in a debate about the future of the convenience store industry in the UK.

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