11 Business Groups Call on Government for Rates Reform

Written by Chris Noice

A group of organisations representing over 100,000 businesses has written to all MPs expressing concern about the impact that changes to business rates will have on their members in April. The letter highlights the issues that thousands of businesses are facing as a result of the revaluation, with many due to receive significant increases in […]

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ACS Standardised Packaging Guidance Awarded Assured Advice Status

Written by Leah Myers

ACS has added a new guide to the successful Assured Advice scheme, providing retailers essential information on the Standardised Packaging and Tobacco Products Directive. On May 2016, the European Union Revised Tobacco Products Directive and the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Regulations 2015 came into effect. However, retailers have a sell through period to sell non-compliant […]

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ACS Gives Evidence to Lords Finance Bill Committee on Making Tax Digital Plans

Written by Chris Noice

ACS has given evidence to the House of Lords Finance Bill sub-committee on the Making Tax Digital proposals, urging the Government to extend the timeframes for transferring business tax accounting onto digital platforms. The proposals, originally published through six consultation documents in August 2016, aim to introduce a fully digital tax system with the intention […]

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Home Office, Police and Fuel Retailers Unite to Tackle Fuel Theft

Written by Chris Noice

The Home Office, fuel retailers and police have come together to tackle the £36 million annual cost of fuel theft on the UK’s petrol forecourts. The impact that fuel theft is having on the sector has sparked industry groups, including the Association of Convenience Stores, the Petrol Retailers Association and the Downstream Fuel Association into […]

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ACS Welcomes £10m Welsh Rate Relief Package for Retailers

Written by Leah Myers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed the Welsh Government’s approach to fund High Street Relief for retailers who will be adversely affected as a result of the revaluation. The Welsh Government have stated that the £10m relief scheme to support high street businesses will support almost 15,000 businesses whose rates are set to […]

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Book Your Place at Summit 2017

Written by Leah Myers

Tickets are now on sale for the ACS Summit, an unmissable industry event for convenience retailers. The conference will take place in Birmingham on the 25th of April 2017. Summit17 will bring retailers, suppliers, and industry experts from around the world together to explore the successes and challenges of the industry and discuss new ideas retailers […]

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Government Business Rates Income Forecast to Reach £23.8bn by 2018

Written by Leah Myers

ACS has responded to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, calling on the Chancellor to make business rates fairer for the convenience sector. The Department has forecast net business rates income to rise from £22.4bn in 2015-16 to £23.5bn in 2016-17 and then 23.8bn in 2017-18. Research published in the Times […]

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Budget 2017: Unfair Rates System in Need of Review

Written by Leah Myers

The Association of Convenience Stores has submitted evidence to the Treasury ahead of the 2017 Budget, calling on the Chancellor to take action to make the business rates system fairer for retailers. Data published by the Times newspaper has suggested that online warehouses are set to see their business rates fall as a result of […]

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Book Now for the ACS Crime Seminar 2017

Written by Leah Myers

You can now book your place at ACS’ Crime Seminar, taking place on 9th March, 9:30am-2pm in London. The Crime Seminar will feature the launch of the 2017 Crime Report and will hear from industry experts about how to successfully tackle retail crime and safeguard your business, as well as provide networking opportunities for retailers. […]

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