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    Mixed rates

    2017-03-21T14:47:00Z

    It’s been a mixed bag on business rates, despite positive measures in the Budget, says James Lowman.

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    The right to question

    2017-01-11T12:30:00Z

    Businesses must have the right to challenge unfair rating assessments, says James Lowman.

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    In the bank?

    2016-11-16T10:31:00Z

    James wants to hear from you about your experiences of dealing with the banks.

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    Revaluing business rates

    2016-10-20T16:35:00Z

    There are winners and losers in the business rates revaluation, but James is fighting for reform.

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    The fall in staff numbers

    2016-09-22T12:05:00Z

    Rising wage costs are resulting in falling staff numbers, says James Lowman.

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    Speak out on wage concerns

    2016-06-06T10:41:00Z

    Don’t be tight-lipped about your National Living Wage worries, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Election season

    2016-05-03T16:19:00Z

    ACS chief executive James Lowman believes Police and Crime Commissioners are crucial in getting retail crime taken seriously.

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    Stamping out crime

    2016-03-14T12:23:00Z

    Crime is a significant burden on retailers’ businesses and the ACS wants more action to prevent it, writes chief executive James Lowman.

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    Budget checklist

    2016-02-25T13:00:00Z

    ACS chief executive James Lowman has some solutions for the Chancellor ahead of the Budget next month.

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    Engage with local decision-makers

    2016-01-14T12:16:00Z

    More decisions than ever before are being made locally this year, writes ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Business waits

    2015-12-04T14:36:00Z

    The Chancellor did little to reassure retailers over business rates reform, James points out.

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    Keep up the pressure

    2015-11-02T13:03:51.820Z

    Every voice counts in the battle against changes to Sunday Trading regulations, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Now is the time to speak out on Sunday trading

    2015-08-11T11:07:00Z

    The government has launched its consultation on plans to devolve Sunday trading regulations

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    Counting the cost of the Budget

    2015-07-13T12:39:57.770Z

    The last week has been – in political terms at least - one of the most difficult for local shops in recent memory, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Reforming business rates

    2015-06-15T12:26:16.690Z

    The ACS has put forward its proposals for making business rates for small stores fairer, writes James Lowman.

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    What to expect from the unexpected

    2015-05-21T14:51:12.530Z

    What will a majority Conservative government mean for the sector, asks James Lowman.

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    Policy watch

    2015-04-27T12:42:19.567Z

    We can expect policy developments on key issues after the election, regardless of who’s in power, says James Lowman.

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    Budget analysis

    2015-03-30T10:58:56.057Z

    Overall, this was a safe Budget, but the real challenges will come when the next government unveils its programme after the election, says James Lowman.

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    Getting down to business

    2015-01-05T11:50:21.740Z

    The chancellor is doing the right thing in reviewing business rates, but now the real work starts, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Time to take action

    2014-11-20T09:13:50.607Z

    The government must commit to reforming the business rates system, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.