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Ensuring a sustainable and prosperous convenience industry in Scotland

Scotland's New MPs - Support Convenience Stores

There are 5,545 Convenience Stores in Scotland.

They provide 42,000 jobs.

The total value of sales is some £3.7 billion.

Convenience stores provide vital services to our communities:

  • Passport checking services
  • Payment services
  • ATMs
  • Deliveries
  • Local Post Offices

Scottish MPs can support our industry by:

  • Extending the Employment Allowance for Employers National Insurance Contributions through the life of the next parliament
  • Re-instating the Percentage Threshold Scheme to allow retailers to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay
  • Commit to ensuring that the Low Pay Commission remains fully independent and sets the NMW with objectivity and transparency

Latest News

  • SGF Welcomes Booker Move +

    The Scottish Grocers’ Federation has welcomed the news that Booker is to acquire Londis and Budgens in a £40 million Read More
  • SGF Moves Quickly To Respond To Election Result +

    The Scottish Grocers’ Federation has moved quickly to respond to the new political landscape in Scotland. The SNP’s stunning success Read More
  • Commission Changes - SGF and PayPoint Move Quickly on Retailers Concerns +

    In response to widespread concerns from retailers about changes to commission rates, the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF) and PayPoint have Read More
  • SGF ACS Briefing on New Licensing Bill +

    SGF and ACS have expressed strong concerns about proposals to introduce a new licensing objective alongside the extension of overprovision Read More
  • SGF and ACS Call for Fairer Rates System +

    Retailers Call for Fairer Business Rates System in Scotland Convenience store retailers have called for changes to the business rates Read More
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