Political Advocacy

Working for the interests of independent retailers 

Political advocacy is an increasingly important activity within ActSmart. Independently, small leisure sectors cannot expect to influence the people who have such a big impact on our businesses and our industries, but by working together our combined voice can be heard and can make a real difference.

ActSmart is represented in a number of different organisations, all of whom are working for the interests of speciality retailing. Working within this context also gives us a fascinating insight into some of the big issues affecting small businesses as well as a wealth of useful information, which we can feed back into the ActSmart community to better inform and educate our subscribers.


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Political Monitoring

All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking

Independent Retailers Confederation

Retail Policy Forum

All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group

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