James Lowman, chief executive of the Association of Convenience Stores, brings the latest view from the lobbying group.

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A cost-neutral scheme for plastic

By James Lowman

The Environment Bill, which first made an appearance in the Queen’s Speech, made its long-awaited return to Parliament at the start of this year and more recently had its Second Reading, writes James Lowman of ACS.

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Budget priorities

By James Lowman

Backed by a proper majority in Parliament, the Budget on 11 March marks the perfect opportunity for the Chancellor to set out a longer term agenda for the country, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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Protecting shoppers’ access to cash

By James Lowman

The ACS is campaigning to protect consumers’ access to cash.

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General Election priorities

By James Lowman

The forthcoming General Election is about far more than Brexit, argues ACS’ James Lowman

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Domestic policy is back in the news

By James Lowman

The Queen’s Speech last week, while still pretty Brexit heavy, was a refreshing return to government setting out its domestic legislative intentions in the coming months.

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Showing the importance of c-stores

By James Lowman

Every year since 2012 we have published the Local Shop Report, our annual look at the convenience sector, and this year’s is the most comprehensive report yet, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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