ACS Supports National Licensing Week 2019

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) is supporting National Licensing Week (17th-21st June) and is encouraging retailers to get involved by using this week to showcase the work that they do in their communities.

National Licensing Week was established in 2016 by the Institute of Licensing to raise awareness about the role of licensing in our everyday lives. The underlying message of this week is that ‘licensing is everywhere’ and day one of National Licensing Week focuses on ‘Positive Partnerships’.

Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) bring together local retailers, trading standards officers, the police and local schools to address underage drinking and anti-social behaviour. CAPs focus on both the supply and the demand side of underage drinking and treat retailers and licensees as part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

The Local Shop Report 2018 found that 81% of convenience stores have an alcohol licence.

More information about National Licensing Week can be found here: https://www.licensingweek.org/