Supplier News: JLC Group Joins ACS as Supplier Member

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JLC Group are a multidisciplined UK engineering company designing, installing and maintaining specialist systems ranging from bomb blast doors, intelligent access control systems, to fixed electrical ground power. With over 200 years of experience in producing solutions for complex problems, our in-house design and manufacturing allows us to create custom products for our clients.

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ACS: Alcohol Duty Should Not Be Determined by Place of Retail

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has called on the Treasury to ensure that alcohol duties are not determined by what kind of business the product is sold from.

The HM Treasury call for evidence on the alcohol duty system has been issued in response to the UK’s exit from the EU, and seeks views on a number of options to simplify and improve the current alcohol duty system, including:

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Supplier News: Clearworld and Utility Team announce new partnership as part of commitment to helping customers achieve Net Zero

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Clearworld and Utility Team are delighted to announce a new, long-term, strategic partnership as part of their unwavering commitment to making Net Zero happen. The groundbreaking collaboration will not only help customers become more energy efficient and in doing so reduce their energy costs, it will also help clients take big strides towards achieving Net Zero.

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Spending Review: Local Shops Welcome Restraint on 2021 Employment Costs

ACS has welcomed the Government’s announcement on 2021 wage rates as a measure that will help retailers keep more colleagues employed.

In today’s Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that the Government have accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations in full for wage increases in 2021. From April 2021, the National Living Wage rate will rise to £8.91 per hour, a 2.2% increase on current rates. The National Living Wage will also apply for all staff aged 23 and over (currently aged 25 and over).

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Book Your Place at ACS' Innovation Showcase!

Taking place virtually on 25th November, ACS’ Innovation Showcase is the unique chance for retailers and suppliers to come together to explore the latest products and services set to transform the sector.

The following companies have been shortlisted:

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Environment Minister Confirmed for ACS Welsh Local Shop Report Launch

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths MS is confirmed to speak at the launch of ACS’ 2021 Welsh Local Shop Report.

Taking place online on 8th December, the launch event will provide a comprehensive overview of the convenience sector in Wales and explore the vital contribution that local shops make to the Welsh economy and the communities that they serve.

ACS research assistant Phoebe Clifford will present the findings of the 2021 Welsh Local Shop Report and explore how Welsh policymakers can support local shops in Wales.

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ACS Announces Innovation Showcase Shortlist!

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has announced the shortlist of companies who will be present at the 2020 Innovation Showcase.

Taking place virtually on 25th November, ACS’ Innovation Showcase is the unique chance for retailers and suppliers to come together to explore the latest products and services set to transform the sector.

The following companies have been shortlisted:

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