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It is key that we take this opportunity to highlight the cost of crime not only in terms of financial loss, but its human impact, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.
The government is introducing Making Tax Digital reforms as part of a long-term plan to help businesses keep on top of their tax affairs, and in principle that makes complete sense, writes James.
If retailers stop reporting crimes when they take place there’s a danger that forces will see theft as even less of a priority over time, says James.
There are two areas of consumer behaviour that the government is looking to influence in 2019 and which will have a direct impact on convenience stores: plastic bag use and diet choices.
Store owners should debate selling energy drinks to children with their community, says James.
The sector clearly needs to shout more about its benefits to the community, James believes.
Last week the Scottish government published a consultation aimed at tackling obesity. We’ve seen a number of policies start in Scotland then become law in Westminster, says James.
The Local Shop Report shows how the sector is offering employment flexibility, says James.
If the government wants to torch the business rates system, that’s fine by us, but many of the things that would make the system fairer and more effective don’t need a whole new system.
Link must continue to be held to account over the effects of interchange fee cuts, James argues.
The recent expert report on tackling retail crime takes a pragmatic approach, says James.
There is much more to consider than rates per hour when it comes to employment, argues James
Crimes such as shop theft need to be taken more seriously, says James Lowman.
Cuts to the Link cash machine interchange fee are concerning, says James Lowman.
The way the police, courts and government treat shop theft is a growing concern for James.
So what did you make of the Budget? Frustration with announcements on minimum pay and tobacco duty, or silver linings on business rates?
Until operational concerns are addressed, a deposit return scheme cannot work, says James.
Celebrate the fact that convenience stores are at the heart of the local communities they serve, says James Lowman.
The ACS will lobby to ensure domestic issues are not overshadowed by Brexit, says James.
As the general election approaches, the ACS is lobbying parties hard over the key retail issues.
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