Stores at risk of flouting new CCTV data protection laws

The regulations impact on the way convenience retailers manage CCTV

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Amended roll-out of ATM interchange cuts welcomed by regulator

13 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), the organisation set up by MPs to monitor the ATM network, has welcomed the announcement that ATM network Link will alter future changes to cash machine interchange fees.

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Trade bodies call for transparency on ATM changes

11 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the Federation of Small Businesses and Which? have called on the Payment Systems Regulator to provide more transparency on the UK’s ATM network.

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Chancellor rejects calls for business rates reform

09 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The UK government has resisted pressure from retailers and industry bodies to reform business rates, with the chancellor responding to calls from a group of influential MPs.


BRC calls for two-year freeze on business rates rises

05 Jul 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The British Retail Consortium had called for a two-year freeze on the business rates increases, describing the current system as “unsustainable”.

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Scottish government launches DRS consultation

27 Jun 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on its proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), giving retailers the opportunity to voice their views on how the initiative should take shape.


Ministers to consult on confectionery display controls

25 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The government will soon launch an official consultation on banning stores from displaying confectionery and other “unhealthy” foods at till points, aisle ends and store entrances, as part of its updated Childhood Obesity Plan.

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Scotland mulls limiting number of tobacco retailers

21 Jun 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Plans to restrict the number of stores selling tobacco in “deprived communities” and areas with high smoking rates are being mooted by the Scottish government.

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Welsh retailers react to Minimum Unit Pricing approval

21 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Welsh retailers have reacted to the announcement that a minimum unit price on alcohol will be introduced in Wales, after legislation was approved by the Welsh Assembly earlier this week.

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MPs hold inquiry into energy drinks health fears

13 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

An influential committee of MPs have held an inquiry into the possible effects that energy drinks have on the mental and physical health of children and young people.

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ACS urges caution in future National Living Wage rises

04 Jun 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Association of Convenience Stores has urged the Low Pay Commission to consider the impact of future increases in wage rates on the labour market.

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Dairy UK responds to calls from MPs to extend soft drinks levy

01 Jun 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Dairy UK has responded to calls from an influential committee of MPs to extend the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to milk-based drinks.

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Retailers in the dark over new tobacco codes

30 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Urgent clarity is being called for on new track and trace regulations for tobacco products, which will place a number of additional new burdens on retailers and potentially prevent them from purchasing tobacco.


Lost and found

27 Jun 2018 Updated: 29 Jun 2018

Delivery man walks into a village post office looking all lost and says, “Can you tell me where Mrs So-and-so lives? I can…


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A sizzling summer

14 Aug 2018 | By Linda Williams

June, July and now August have been good months for our sector, says Linda

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