Queen’s Speech: ACS Welcomes Measures to Support Local Shops

ACS has welcomed measures outlined in the Queen’s Speech today supporting the growth of local shops.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “The new legislative agenda has a clear vision to support small stores through the Enterprise Bill so that they can make essential investments in their infrastructure, staff and local communities. We will be working with the Department for Business on ensuring that deregulation supports convenience store owners.”

On VAT, Mr Lowman said: “The Finance Bill will provide important stability for retailers who would be significantly affected by an increase in the rate of VAT.”

On the issue of banning legal highs (psychoactive substances), Mr Lowman said: “We welcome the Government’s focus on banning the sale of products known as legal highs, but call for clarity on the products that are due to be banned and more information on the implementation of the ban.”

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