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ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS lists financial support available for retailers

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has collated the business rates and cash grant support measures that have been made available for retailers in England, Scotland and Wales in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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New £45 limit on contactless payments introduced

From today (1 April) the contactless card payment limit in shops is increasing to £45 as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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“Heavy-handed” officials try to stop c-stores selling Easter eggs

Convenience stores selling Easter eggs are facing interference from “heavy-handed” officials trying to restrict the range of goods they can sell under coronavirus curbs, according to the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Defra secretary praises workers in the convenience store sector

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a letter from DEFRA secretary George Eustice, recognising the enormous contribution of the people running and working in convenience stores.

James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for key worker status for convenience store staff

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on the Government to ensure that the UK’s 405,000 convenience store colleagues are provided key worker status so that they can carry on providing a lifeline to local communities.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Business organisations unite to call for business rates reform

Organisations representing thousands of businesses have written to the Chancellor, called on him to push ahead with business rates reform in the Budget on March 11.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS warns of impact of outlawing some log and solid fuel sales

A ban on selling some logs and solid fuels for fires could have a significant impact on forecourts, according to the ACS.

ACS supports initiative promoting free access to cash

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has pledged to work with a new initiative to help communities retain free access to cash.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Government announces support for flooded businesses

The government has announced additional support for businesses in England affected by flooding following storms Dennis and Ciara.

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ACS reminds retailers about new £20 note introduction next week

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is urging retailers to ensure that they are prepared for the introduction of the new polymer £20 note from next Thursday (20 February), and to be aware of its security features.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 30 March 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East118.96132.05114.52
East Midlands119.01131.46114.46
London119.6659.90134.71116.14
North East116.33131.57110.86
North West117.71131.66113.21
Northern Ireland113.94120.90108.13
Scotland117.18131.78111.83
South East120.0368.90132.46116.19
South West118.30130.34113.27
Wales116.8157.90127.95111.17
West Midlands118.8857.90135.85114.78
Yorkshire & Humber117.69131.84113.09

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