Book Your Free Place Now at ACS Responsible Retailing Forum

Reserve your free place now at this November’s ACS Responsible Retailing Forum, providing you with the tools and knowledge to ensure your convenience store is fully compliant with upcoming regulations.

The Forum, taking place in Westminster, London, will guarantee you are up-to-date with all of the fast-changing retail legislation and enable you to update your store’s policies and procedures.

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ACS Warns Low Pay Commission of Living Wage Impact on Retailers

ACS has warned the Low Pay Commission that the upcoming introduction of the Living Wage will force retailers to scale back their business plans.

In an oral evidence session, ACS Head of Policy and Public Affairs Edward Woodall outlined the issues that retailers will face when having to fund a £7.20 wage rate for over 25s in their business.

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ACS Welcomes Business Rate Appeals Proposals; Urges Caution on Fees

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed proposals from the Department of Communities and Local Government which aim to make the appeals system for business rates more efficient.

The consultation was launched this week by High Streets Minister Marcus Jones, who claims that the plans will ensure businesses can be confident that their valuations are fair whilst attempting to curb the number of speculative appeals going through the system.

Under the proposed reforms, businesses would go through a 3-stage process:

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