Cross Party Group On Small Shops Leads Supporting Entrepreneurship Inquiry

The Supporting Entrepreneurship Inquiry held its first evidence session in the National Assembly for Wales on 6th December, taking evidence directly from a range of Welsh Entrepreneurs and business organisations exploring how Government policy can support entrepreneurship.

The Inquiry is collecting evidence on the contributions that different types of entrepreneur make to the Welsh economy and looks to how best to support these entrepreneurs in the long-term.

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Treasury Committee Chair Raises Concerns over LINK Proposals to Weaken ATM Network

Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan MP has raised concerns about the future of the UK’s cash machine network in response to comments from LINK Chair Sir Mark Boleat.

Reassurances were sought by Nicky Morgan after a consultation was published by LINK in November, proposing to reduce the level of interchange rates (the fee paid by card issuers to ATM operators) by 20% over the next four years.

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Food Foundation Toolkit to Help Retailers Sell More Veg

UK consumers are buying two thirds less veg than the amount recommended by health experts. According to Government guidance on a healthy diet, 20% of our shopping should be made up of vegetables, but in reality we only reach 7.2%. Figures from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation show that as many as 20,000 premature deaths annually in the UK could be avoided if we all ate more veg.

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Assured Advice: Free For ACS Members

Thousands of ACS members benefit from the protection of Assured Advice, helping retailers to deal with enforcement authorities. 

By following Assured Advice, retailers receive consistent interpretation of regulations, reduce the costs of complying with regulations, and reduce the risk of a major breach of compliance and the costs associated with failing to comply.

ACS’ assured advice scheme has been developed in partnership with Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards, and covers the following areas:

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ACS Supports International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

ACS is supporting the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery on December 2nd. This yearly event is an opportunity to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, promote how incidents can be reported and highlight the ways in which the Government is tackling the issue.

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Get Involved with Small Business Saturday 2017

ACS is encouraging convenience store retailers to get involved in Small Business Saturday 2017, taking place on December 2nd.

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots campaign which encourages shoppers to ‘shop local’ and support the small businesses serving their communities. Now in its fifth year, the campaign engages with millions of customers and aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

Highlights from last year include:

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