ACS Highlights Importance of Jobs in Local Shops to Labour Markets Team

In its submission to the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy, ACS has highlighted the importance of the 392,000 jobs provided in UK convenience stores and the benefits that those jobs provide to colleagues.

The Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Margaret Beels OBE, has sent a call for evidence for devolving a new Labour Market Enforcement Strategy, for the enforcement of employment rights with a view to protecting workers.

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ACS Calls on Welsh Government to Support Local Shops on Cost of Business Crisis

ACS has called on the Welsh Government to support local shops in Wales by helping them to invest in energy efficiency measures, recognising the status of employment in convenience stores, and taking action to ensure that stores can get the deliveries that they need.

At an evidence session taking place as part of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee held today (26th May) in the Welsh Parliament, ACS has highlighted the measures that the Welsh Government can take to support small businesses during the cost of living crisis and wider recovery from the pandemic.

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ACS Highlights Vital Role of Local Shops in APPG on the Future of Retail

Today (25th May) during an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Future of Retail, ACS has highlighted the security, sustainability and flexibility of local employment in the convenience sector. 

The evidence session, chaired by Liz Twist MP, heard from James Lowman (ACS chief executive), Cliff Lee (Retail Trust head of wellbeing), Neil Duffy (Retail Trust commercial and services director), Helen Barker (EVRi head of public affairs) and Chris Morris (USDAW deputy head of research and policy).

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Chief Executive's Blog: Tackling Causes Not Symptoms

I was on the TV over the weekend being interviewed about the cost of living crisis and the link to shop theft. The narrative is seductively simple: people are struggling to feed their families so are stealing food and essentials from shops to do this. There’s just one problem: this isn’t what’s happening.

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ACS: HFSS Guidance and FAQs for Local Shops

ACS is reminding retailers about the resources available to help them prepare for the upcoming HFSS regulations.

ACS has published a new comprehensive set of frequently asked questions on the details of the upcoming HFSS (high, fat, salt, sugar) regulations, covering everything from queueing areas and island units, to the status of the regulations in other UK nations. 

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HFSS Rules: Your Questions Answered

ACS has published a new comprehensive set of frequently asked questions on the details of the upcoming HFSS (high, fat, salt, sugar) regulations, covering everything from queueing areas and island units, to the status of the regulations in other UK nations. 

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Champions of #ShopKind Campaign Announced!

Today, (19th May), new #ShopKind Champions from across the retail industry, policing community, Government and Parliament have been announced. 

#ShopKind Champions have been nominated to spread the message of the #ShopKind campaign; encourage positive behaviours in shops, acknowledge the important role of shopworkers and raise the profile of the problem of violence and abuse against shopworkers.

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