The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has given evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking, detailing the issues faced by convenience retailers when dealing with banks.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reaffirmed its commitment to keeping staff and customers safe in local shops with the renewal of its partnership with crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the government to clarify its position on business rates appeals, after it published its response to a consultation on business rate reforms.

Crimes against convenience retailers are estimated to have cost £232m last year, according to the Association of Convenience Stores’ Crime Report 2017.

Retailers are being warned there is just one month to go until the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) will require them to check that their wholesalers are approved by HMRC by checking the Unique Reference Number (URN) on their invoices.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is encouraging retailers to ensure that their stores are ready for the introduction of the new £1 coin on March 28.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has briefed peers ahead of a debate in the House of Lords on a new Bill which would require local authorities to consult with community stakeholders before putting up parking charges in their area.

The Home Office, fuel retailers and police have come together to tackle the £36m annual cost of fuel theft on the UK’s petrol forecourts.

The Government has been urged to ensure that plans to allow local authorities to keep 100% of their rates revenue are delivered in a way that promotes growth in all types of business.

Shop lifting is at its highest reported level since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in 2003.

The Government’s Green Paper on Industrial Strategy has been welcomed by the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the government to help secure the future of the UK's 19,128 rural shops and petrol stations in a new report.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a report from the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, which calls on the Government to delay the implementation of mandatory digital tax reporting.

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has advised retailers to follow the Department for Transport’s Snow Code when moving snow and ice outside their stores.

As we build up to the new financial year starting in April when businesses in England and Wales will start paying rates based on the latest revaluation, there's been a lot in the papers about business rates. While a lot of the media coverage talks about the pounds and pence increases, the underlying issue remains that two years ago, the government committed to undertaking a fundamental review of business rates and we're yet to see a clear conclusion to it.

Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reiterated its calls to Government to cancel plans to introduce a tax on soft drinks in response to the publication of the Finance Bill, raising concerns that the proposals will affect small businesses disproportionately.

Indie 5000 Dinner 2015

10 March, 2015

Indie 5000 20152015 Indie 5000  Dinner – June 2 – Hilton Birmingham Metropole


Forecourt Trader held a new networking event on June 2, 2015, to complement the well-established annual Forecourt Forum, organised by the ACS and the PRA, which was held in the same venue the following day.


This new event was branded Indie 5000, as a nod to the successful format established by the Top 50 Indies dinner, but this dinner was aimed at recognising and extending the networking opportunity to those retailers with a handful of sites or fewer, who make up the majority of the independent fuel retailing network.


The Indie 5000 Dinner as expected proved to be a great night out, and gave retailers the opportunity to network with other like-minded colleagues. Key industry suppliers, senior executives from both the ACS and PRA were also in attendance.


The evening consisted of a three-course meal, an entertaining and informative speaker line-up; which many attended as an ideal prelude to the following day’s Forecourt Forum, of which comprised of a variety of insightful industry presentations.


Don’t want to miss out on next year’s dinner – make sure you register your interest below:

To register your interest for 2016 please contact Helen Law:

Email: Helen.law@wrbm.com
Tel: +44 (0)1293 846587

For sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 event, contact:

James Bush
Tel: +44 (0)1293 610337
E-mail: james.bush@wrbm.com

2015 Sponsors:

FastTrak Londis
Phillips 66 Tchibo
WashTec

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