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Changes to Wage Rates, Tax Rules and Business Rates from April 1st

 

ACS is reminding retailers about important changes coming into effect from 1st April that will affect their business.

National Living/Minimum Wage Rates

The National Living Wage is applicable to all workers aged 25 or over. Workers must be at least school leaving age (last Friday in June of the school year they turn 16) to get the National Minimum Wage.

The rates of the National Living Wage and Minimum Wage from 1st April 2019 are detailed below.

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Book Your Place at Summit19!

There’s still time for you to book your place at Summit19!

Summit19 is an unmissable conference, bringing together leading figures in the convenience sector with industry experts from around the world to take part in a discussion about the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in convenience, both now and in the future. This year’s conference will address two critical questions facing the sector, in two business sessions:

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Less than Two Weeks to go Until Summit19!

There’s still time for you to book your place at Summit19!

Summit19 is an unmissable conference, bringing together leading figures in the convenience sector with industry experts from around the world to take part in a discussion about the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in convenience, both now and in the future. This year’s conference will address two critical questions facing the sector, in two business sessions:

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ACS Crime Report: 83% of Shopworkers Experience Abuse

The 2019 Crime Report, published today by the Association of Convenience Stores, has revealed that crimes committed against the convenience sector cost an estimated £246m over the last year, equivalent to over £5,300 for every store in the UK, or what amounts to a 7p tax on every transaction.

But the report also found shocking new evidence of the human cost of violence and abuse against retailers and shopworkers, with a staggering 83% of people working in convenience stores having been subject to verbal abuse over the last year.

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ACS: Get Involved in the Great British Spring Clean 2019

Today (22nd March) marks the start of the Great British Spring Clean, which runs for a month until 23rd April. ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is encouraging retailers to get involved with this year’s campaign.

Last year, over 370,000 people collected 650,000 bags of rubbish across Great Britain and this year the aim is to get over half a million people involved in the campaign.

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Less Than One Week to Go Until the 2019 Crime Seminar!

There is now less than one week to go until the 2019 Crime Seminar! 

Taking place on 26th March at Church House in Westminster, the event provides retailers with the opportunity to ask the panels of leading industry experts about how to tackle crime in their stores.

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Book Your Place at Summit19!

Summit19 is an unmissable conference, bringing together leading figures in the convenience sector with industry experts from around the world to take part in a discussion about the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in convenience, both now and in the future. This year’s conference will address two critical questions facing the sector, in two business sessions:

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