ACS: Rate Relief Must Be Delivered Quickly to Hardest Hit Retailers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Government to ensure that councils have full discretion over the business rates relief fund announced at the Budget, and that decisions about the eligibility of retailers are made quickly to support those facing the biggest increases.

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Rate Relief Must be Delivered Quickly to the Hardest Hit Retailers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Government to ensure that councils have full discretion over the business rates relief fund announced at the Budget, and that decisions about the eligibility of retailers are made quickly to support those facing the biggest increases.

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Book now for the ACS / PRA Forecourt Conference

Time is running out to book your place at the upcoming ACS / PRA Forecourt Conference, an unmissable industry event, packed with exciting ideas and concepts for both existing forecourt retailers and convenience retailers looking to expand their store’s offering to include selling fuel.

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ACS: Retailers and Consumers Reject Outdated Deposit Return Schemes

The Association of Convenience Stores and the Scottish Grocers Federation have called for plans to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) to be scrapped after conducting extensive research into the impact of a scheme with both consumers and retailers.

In a detailed submission to the Environmental Audit Committee, ACS and SGF have outlined evidence from both consumers and retailers which demonstrates how expensive, impractical and ultimately ineffective a deposit return scheme would be for the UK.

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Lords Committee Recommends Tighter Restrictions on Alcohol Promotions

The Association of Convenience Stores has responded to the publication of a House of Lords Committee Review into the Licensing Act, raising concerns about recommendations made on alcohol promotions and licensing fees.

The 168 page review recommends further restrictions on alcohol promotions (which are already in place in Scotland), whilst also recommending giving power to local authorities to increase licensing fees in their area, resulting in additional costs for local shops, pubs, and restaurants.

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