Working for You

ACS works hard to ensure that local shops views and concerns are represented at the heart of Government and within Parliament. Our aim is to ensure that politicians and Officials have the information they need at the point where they are making decisions. ACS responds to dozens of government policy consultations every year and meets with Officials, Politicians and other stakeholders week in week out seeking to achieve changes on this issues that matter. As part of our activity, we are involved in a number of industry groups both inside and outside of Parliament. More information about these groups is available below:

  • National Retail Crime Steering Group
  • Retail Policy Forum
  • Ofgem Small and Medium Users Group
  • Number 10 Working Group on Small Business Energy
  • Future High Street Forum
  • DEFRA Food Chain Emergency Liaison group
  • BRDO Reference Panel
  • BRDO Age Restricted Products Topic Group
  • HMRC Joint Alcohol Anti-Fraud Taskforce
  • National Retail Planning Forum
  • CitizenCard
  • PASS
  • Community Alcohol Partnerships
  • Retail Alcohol Standards Group
  • Independent Retailers Confederation
  • National Association of Business Crime Partnerships
  • All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group
  • Bank of England Industry Forum (Polymer Notes Working Group)

ACS is also present in Westminster, tracking legislation as it develops, providing timely briefings and ideas to Members of Parliament and Peers that help them to understand the implications of the decisions they make. If you have any questions about our work please contact Edward Woodall on 01252 515001 or email edward.woodall@acs.org.uk