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ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS and SGF welcome proposals for Scottish business rates

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) have welcomed recommendations on making the business rates system in Scotland fairer for retailers, especially those looking to invest or expand their property.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Scottish MSPs report problem with deposit return scheme

An influential committee of Scottish MSPs has acknowledged that convenience retailers do not have the space to facilitate a deposit return scheme (DRS).

Retail groups condemn deposit return plan

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) have called for plans to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) to be scrapped after conducting research into the impact of a scheme with both consumers and retailers.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 September 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.75128.55119.84
East Midlands120.29128.81119.63
London120.7558.57130.05119.82
North East120.2059.90129.98119.40
North West120.52128.62119.81
Northern Ireland119.2369.90126.85119.03
Scotland120.60128.18119.75
South East121.03130.63120.24
South West120.75129.31119.96
Wales120.35127.44119.57
West Midlands120.4262.90130.69119.84
Yorkshire & Humber120.1971.90128.67119.59

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