ACS Responds to Lottery Parliamentary Inquiries

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to two Parliamentary inquiries which are considering the future of the National Lottery.

The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched a call for evidence to consider whether there needed to be changes in the operation of the National Lottery ahead of the new licence being awarded in 2023.

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Book Your Place at ACS' Heart of the Community 2019!

Book your place at ACS’ Heart of the Community Conference taking place on Tuesday 15th October at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster between 10.45am-3pm followed by a Parliamentary Reception from 4-6pm.

Heart of the Community is the must-attend political conference exploring the issues relevant to politicians, retailers and consumers.

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Londis Retailer Meets with Local MP

Londis retailer Dharsan Premkumar hosted a store visit with his local MP Alex Norris, discussing policy issues including retail crime, business rates and deposit return schemes. The visit took place at Dharsan’s Highbury Road store in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, which features services including parcel collections, National Lottery, home news delivery and bill payments. 

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Trade Bodies Raise Business Rates Concerns to Treasury Select Committee

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has signed a letter alongside a group of business organisations calling for MPs sitting on the Treasury Select Committee to publish the final report of their business rates inquiry before the Autumn Budget.

The Treasury Select Committee launched its inquiry into business rates in February to scrutinise how Government policy has impacted business and the findings of the inquiry were due to be published next month.

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One Week Until Fuel Labelling Changes Come Into Force

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is reminding retailers about the upcoming fuel labelling regulations which are coming into force next month.

These new regulations legally require additional labelling to be introduced on all fuel dispensers and nozzles in all UK filling stations by 1st September 2019 and aim to help drivers identify fuels and reduce misfuelling.

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Book Your Place at the 2019 Local Shop Report Launch!

Book your place at the launch of ACS’ 2019 Local Shop Report, taking place on Tuesday 10th September at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

This year’s report is the eighth edition and will build on the data from previous editions to highlight key areas of change and development that we have seen over recent years.

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Speakers Announced for ACS’ Heart of the Community 2019!

Book your place at ACS’ Heart of the Community Conference taking place on Tuesday 15th October at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster between 10.45am-3pm followed by a Parliamentary Reception from 4-6pm.

Heart of the Community is the must-attend political conference exploring the issues relevant to politicians, retailers and consumers.

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Retail Organisations Raise Business Rates Concerns to the Chancellor

 ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has signed a letter alongside fifty retail organisations calling for to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid to reform the business rates system.

In the letter, retail organisations including the British Retail Consortium and Booksellers Association have called on the Government to put business rates at heart of the promised new economic package to boost business and investment in the UK.  

The letter asks for four fixes that would address many of the challenges posed by business rates:

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