ACS: ‘Sector Deal’ Will Enhance Relationships Between Government and Retailers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed the Government’s Green Paper on Industrial Strategy and is committed to working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to develop a ‘sector deal’ for the retail sector, addressing issues such as developing skills and supporting businesses to start and grow.

The Government’s Industrial strategy Green Paper was launched today with the ambition to address sector-specific challenges and opportunities.  There will be a ‘sector deal’ for the retail sector with ACS and other retail trade bodies at the centre of negotiations with the BEIS.

ACS Chief Executive, James Lowman, said: “As consumer habits continue to move towards shopping little, often and locally it is important the sector deal for retail accounts for the important role of convenience retailers and recognises the jobs they create and the £838 million they have invested in their business in the last year.

“The sector deal is a great opportunity to address the challenges faced by local shops from increased employment and property costs and also enhance the positive partnership work we are already doing on Primary Authority  Scheme to reduce the regulatory burdens on business. We look forward to working with the Department for Business and the British Retail Consortium.”

The Government Industrial Strategy Green Paper is available here.

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