CAP Report Highlights Role of Local Shops in Preventing Underage Sales Across the UK

Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) has reported significant reductions in children’s drinking and anti-social behaviour in areas where its local partnership schemes operate.

CAP partnerships are made up of retailers, local authorities, police, schools, neighbourhood groups and health providers, who work together to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of young people and improve the communities where they live. There are currently over 250 schemes across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Book Your Place at ACS’ Power, Mobility and Convenience Conference!

ACS is delighted to announce more details for this year’s Power, Mobility and Convenience Conference.

This year’s conference, taking place online on 5th July from 10:00am, will explore how the UK’s 7,000+ forecourts can adapt and change in the future on the road to Net Zero, as well as looking at new and emerging store formats. With the growth of the electric vehicle market challenging the traditional forecourt model, more retailers are looking to innovate to stay relevant to a demanding modern consumer.

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ACS Encourages Retailers to Get Involved in Campaign to Encourage Inclusivity

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is encouraging retailers to get involved with a campaign which aims to increase awareness of how vital our senses are to living life to the full, especially for people with complex disabilities.

Throughout July, national disability charity Sense is encouraging people to host a Sensational Tea Party – a bake sale/coffee morning with a sensory twist. The aim of these tea parties is to help communities reconnect, create conversation and break down barriers as well as raising vital funds to support people with complex disabilities

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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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