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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.

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    Political engagement

    2014-10-23T14:47:10.450Z

    Invite your MP and councillors to your stores, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Political change

    2014-09-23T16:28:54.010Z

    The No vote in the Scottish referendum heralds a new wave of changes across the UK, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Monitoring alcohol policy

    2014-08-29T10:14:33.417Z

    The ACS will fight proposals to restrict the number of alcohol licences in an area, says James Lowman.

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    Understanding the impact

    2014-08-04T11:45:31.350Z

    ACS chief executive James Lowman urges the Department of Health to look at the real evidence when comes to assessing the impact of plain packaging.

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    What communities want

    2014-06-30T12:14:10.913Z

    The overall message of a new ACS report is simple - people want diversity on their high streets, says chief executive James Lowman.

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    Brand new levies

    2014-06-02T10:06:00Z

    Mandatory plastic bag charges is one piece of regulation which the ACS is fully supportive of, says chief executive James Lowman.

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    Positive energy

    2014-04-07T11:28:55.710Z

    Convenience store owners are no better placed to deal with energy companies than domestic consumers, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Reducing the strength

    2014-03-10T11:03:46.600Z

    An Ipswich scheme to tackle street drinking has been a success, but clarity is needed to ensure such schemes are rolled out effectively elsewhere, James Lowman argues.

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    Waiting for the Budget

    2014-02-10T09:41:00Z

    The Chancellor’s Budget will hold more interest than usual for retailers this year, says James Lowman.

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    Avoiding alcohol duty fraud

    2014-01-13T11:37:00Z

    The ACS is stepping up its campaign to tackle alcohol duty fraud.

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    Autumn watch

    2013-11-18T11:06:00Z

    The Autumn Financial Statement has become one of the most important days in the political calendar, says James Lowman.

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    Fix a broken system

    2013-10-21T11:23:00Z

    The rates system is broken and the onus is on George Osborne to fix it, says ACS chief executive James Lowman.

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    Planning ahead

    2013-09-23T11:30:00Z

    Maintaining a town centre first planning policy is vital for our high streets, argues James Lowman.