Low Pay Commissioner Visits Convenience Retailer

The Low Pay Commission has visited an East of England Co-op store in Gorleston as part of its Visits Programme in Great Yarmouth. ACS supports retailers to take part in the Low Pay Commission Visits Programme to provide first hand evidence about the impact of the National Living Wage and employment costs.

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ACS Encourages Retailers to Get Involved with Independents’ Day 2019!

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is encouraging retailers to get involved with Independents’ Day 2019.

Taking place today (4th July) Independents’ Day is a campaign which aims to support and promote independent retail businesses across the UK. The grassroots campaign urges shoppers to visit their local independent businesses and share the campaign to encourage as many people as possible to support the independent businesses in their local area.

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ACS Supports International Plastic Bag Free Day

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is supporting International Plastic Bag Free Day (3rd July) and is celebrating the work that convenience retailers have done to reduce the number of plastic bags being given out to customers.

The Government published their Resources and Waste Strategy which proposed to extend the current plastic bag charge to require all retailers to charge for single-use plastic bags.

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ACS Gives Evidence to MPs on Firework Regulations

ACS has given evidence to a committee of MPs on the appropriateness of the current regulatory framework surrounding the sale, storage and use of fireworks, highlighting the work that retailers are doing to prevent underage sales.

The evidence session is part of the Petitions Committee’s inquiry into fireworks, following up on a petition that has been signed by nearly 300,000 people calling for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public and for fireworks displays to be restricted to licenced venues.

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