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Survey: How is the national living wage impacting on your business?

25 Apr 2019

Help to highlight the impact that wage increases are having on the sector
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The ultimate guide to user testing

24 Apr 2019

Learn how user testing can help to improve user experience and reach your customers in more efficient ways
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SEO tasks you can't ignore

24 Apr 2019

Top 10 SEO task that no business should ignore
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Report violence and abuse

24 Apr 2019

Support the #AlwaysReportAbuse campaign
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Funding to support the high street

15 Apr 2019

Government funding is in place to support the high streets
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Making Tax Digital for VAT Business Webinars

12 Apr 2019

A further two webinars are taking place in April to provide businesses with the support needed to transition into the new Making Tax Digital scheme
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1/3 of traffic in fashion retail comes from mobile search

8 Apr 2019

A third of traffic and orders for large online fashion retail brands comes from mobile search and social. What can indie retail learn from this?
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Technology may hold the key

8 Apr 2019

Technology may be the key to competing with the larger brands, like Amazon
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Stationery Show London 2019

8 Apr 2019

Get ready for this year's Stationery Show London
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Changes to Wage Rates, Tax Rules and Business Rates

8 Apr 2019

Changes to wage rates, tax rules and business rates from the 1st of April
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Crime Report 2019

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

The Crime Report 2019 brought together responses from 7,000 stores.

These responses will be used to communicate the Association of Convenience Stores' (ACS) policy recommendations to government.

The report is a snapshot of the crime in the retail sector discussing the financial costs, the impacts on the retailers and the investments retailers are putting towards crime prevention.

Key findings from this years' report are:

  • Crime cost the sector £246m in the last year, equivalent to a 7p crime tax per transaction
  • There were almost 10,000 incidents of violence, with 41% resulting in injury and 83% of staff experiencing verbal abuse
  • 79% of shop thieves are believed to be repeat offenders

If you are interested in reading the full report click here.

Always Report AbuseThe ACS along with the Home Office has launched a new campaign encouraging retailers to #AlwaysReportAbuse and to educate the public on the severity of the issue.

Read about #AlwaysReportAbuse.

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