The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on retailers to give their views on the National Minimum Wage.

The trade body is looking for retailers’ experiences of the National Minimum Wage and how it may impact their overall business. The results will feature in the ACS submission to the Low Pay Commission which is then used to decide if the rate will increase. The Commission is due to report back with its recommendations in February 2015.

Chief executive James Lowman said: “I urge retailers to respond to the survey which has clearly shown in the past that minimum wage increases result in retailers reducing staff hours and delaying business decisions.

“We want the Low Pay Commission and government to consider carefully the impact that wage increases have on employment in the convenience sector and wider economy.”

Retailers can give feedback via this survey. Deadline for responses is 25 August 2014.