ACS Works with Alzheimer’s Society to Support Vulnerable Customers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has developed a resource to help convenience retailers work with councils to provide support to the vulnerable customers living in their communities.

Retailers can fill in the ‘Retailer Services Checklist’ with details about the products, services and support that they have available for their customers, particularly those who may be more vulnerable or who are self-isolating.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Fri, 01/05/2020 - 10:22

GroceryAid Launches New Fund to Support Convenience Colleagues

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed the launch of a new £1.5 million fund from GroceryAid to help grocery colleagues deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

GroceryAid is a national charity offering emotional, financial and practical advice and support on a range of issues for all grocery colleagues and their immediate families.

The new fund aims to provide help to colleagues in three key ways:

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Wed, 29/04/2020 - 10:51

ACS: Government Issues Coronavirus Testing Guidance

The Government has issued further guidance for employers on coronavirus testing following the announcement that essential workers that are self-isolating are now eligible for the coronavirus test.

The NHS has produced a more detailed Employer Referral Portal- User Guide providing a step by step guide of how the portal works, how to fill out the referral spreadsheet, what information you will need about employees and how to track employee testing.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Mon, 27/04/2020 - 13:36

ACS Welcomes Coronavirus Testing Extension

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed an announcement from the Government about the extension of coronavirus testing to all key workers in England experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

During yesterday’s press conference, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock outlined the Government’s ‘test, track and trace’ programme to help the UK out of lockdown.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 14:20

ACS Develops New Resource to Help Vulnerable Customers

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has developed a resource to help convenience retailers work with councils to provide support to the vulnerable customers living in their communities.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 12:58

ACS Launches Guidance for Customers Shopping on Behalf of Others

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has developed new guidance to help convenience retailers to support customers who are grocery shopping on behalf of others during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Launched today (21st April) the new guidance has been developed to inform convenience retailers about best practice on offering and processing ‘card not present’ payments during the COVID-19 outbreak for volunteers purchasing groceries on behalf of vulnerable customers or people self-isolating.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 13:57

ACS Outlines Business Rates Support Measures Available for Local Shops

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is outlining the business rates and cash grant support measures that have been made available for retailers in response to the developing situation of the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19).

The funding that has been made available is detailed below:

England

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 16:06

ACS: National Living Wage Increases by 6.2% from Today

The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates are increasing today, following recommendations made to the Government by the Low Pay Commission (LPC).

From today, the new rates are as follows:

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 11:54

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