ACS: Summit19 the Unmissable Conference!

Taking place today in Birmingham, Summit19 is the definitive convenience event which provides fantastic opportunities to connect with new people in the industry and gain insight about the future of our sector.

This year’s Summit consists of two sessions:

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Proposals to Restrict Location of HFSS Products in C-Stores ‘Expensive and Impractical’

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to the Government’s consultation on restricting high fat, salt, sugar (HFSS) products, urging the Government to exempt small stores from the regulations and narrow the types of products that would fall in scope of the proposed restrictions.

The Department of Health and Social Care are currently consulting on how the government can reduce children’s exposure to advertising for products that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), to reduce their consumption of these products. Measures proposed in the consultation include:

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Home Office Launches Call for Evidence on Violence and Abuse

The Government has launched a call for evidence to tackle violence and abuse against shop staff.

The call is open for 12 weeks and asks organisations and individuals to contribute to the Government’s understanding of the problem.

The most recent Home Office Commercial Victimisation Survey estimated that in 2017, workers from the wholesale and retail sector fell victim to around 510,000 incidents of assaults and threats, more than twice the number recorded in 2016.

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All Party Small Shops Group Calls for Urgent Intervention on Access to Cash

The All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group has written to Financial Secretary to the Treasury Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, chair of the Treasury Select Committee Nicky Morgan MP and Interim MDs of the Payment Systems Regulator Louise Buckley and Chris Hemsley, calling on the Government and the regulator to take forward the recommendations of the Access to Cash review and urgently review the impact of ongoing cuts to interchange fees on ATMs imposed by LINK.

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One Week to go Until Summit19!

There’s still time for you to book your place at Summit19!

Summit19 is an unmissable conference, bringing together leading figures in the convenience sector with industry experts from around the world to take part in a discussion about the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in convenience, both now and in the future. This year’s conference will address two critical questions facing the sector, in two business sessions:

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Changes to Wage Rates, Tax Rules and Business Rates from April 1st

ACS is reminding retailers about important changes coming into effect from 1st April that will affect their business.

National Living/Minimum Wage Rates

The National Living Wage is applicable to all workers aged 25 or over. Workers must be at least school leaving age (last Friday in June of the school year they turn 16) to get the National Minimum Wage.

The rates of the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage from 1st April 2019 are detailed below.

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Book Your Place at Summit19!

There’s still time for you to book your place at Summit19!

Summit19 is an unmissable conference, bringing together leading figures in the convenience sector with industry experts from around the world to take part in a discussion about the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in convenience, both now and in the future. This year’s conference will address two critical questions facing the sector, in two business sessions:

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