ACS Welcomes New Community Access to Cash Initiative

ACS has welcomed the launch of a new initiative from UK Finance which aims to help local communities to identify and secure appropriate access to cash and payment services.

The Community Access to Cash Initiative will provide communities with the opportunity to report gaps in cash provision through their elected officials. The initiative will provide grant support and industry guidance to local communities to improve access to cash and the adoption of alternative solutions where an ATM is not appropriate or required.

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Book Your Place at the ACS Forecourt Study Tour!

Book your place at the ACS Forecourt Study Tour featuring the launch of the 2019 Forecourt Report.

Taking place on 3rd October in Edgbaston, this exclusive event is the opportunity for forecourt retailers and suppliers to visit a diverse range of forecourts and hear about the latest developments in the sector.

Stores confirmed so far include:

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ACS: Brexit Readiness Briefing for Convenience Sector

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched a briefing for the convenience sector to help retailers consider how their business may be affected by the UK leaving the EU with no deal.

The Brexit Readiness Briefing covers three core elements that may be affected in the convenience sector: trading environment, workforce & people and regulations. Each of the sections includes a number of considerations for retailers to think about in relation to their business and suggests some preparations they can make in advance.

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ACS Welcomes Loneliness Action Group Report

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed a shadow report by the Loneliness Action Group which calls on the Government to ensure that there is long-term action on the impact of loneliness.

The report 'A connected society? Assessing progress in tackling loneliness' published today (19th September) makes a number of recommendations, including calls for the government to begin measuring the impact of its policies on loneliness and invest in community spaces and support activities which enable connection.

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Book Your Place at the ACS Forecourt Study Tour!

Book your place at the ACS Forecourt Study Tour featuring the launch of the 2019 Forecourt Report.

Taking place on 3rd October in Edgbaston, this exclusive event is the opportunity for forecourt retailers and suppliers to visit a diverse range of forecourts and hear about the latest developments in the sector.

Stores confirmed so far include:

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Consumer Group Which? Urges Chancellor to Protect Access to Cash

ACS has welcomed calls from consumer group Which? to ensure that cash is accessible and accepted as payment for essential goods and services.

Research released today (September 18th) by Which? shows that one in 10 free to use cash machines has either closed or started charging a fee over the past 17 months, with the most deprived areas losing access to cash from ATMs at a faster rate.

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ACS: Brexit Readiness Briefing for Convenience Sector

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has launched a briefing for the convenience sector to help retailers consider how their business may be affected by the UK leaving the EU with no deal.

The Brexit Readiness Briefing covers three core elements that may be affected in the convenience sector: trading environment, workforce & people and regulations. Each of the sections includes a number of considerations for retailers to think about in relation to their business and suggests some preparations they can make in advance.

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