Dispensations

Four types of dispensation requests are available in 2014/15

Dispensation types

Please note that any dispensation request must be completed in full to ensure prompt processing and to alleviate the need to return your request for more detail.


1. Retail Plus 2014/15 promotional period dispensation request

This type of dispensation can be found within the Retail Plus online ordering system only. You will need to apply for dispensation for compulsory offers that you are not able to stock.

This type of dispensation will last for the duration of the promotional period only.

You will be advised via email within 14 days if your request has been granted. Please keep a copy of this email for your compliance visit from Storecheckers.


2. Licensed Trade Plus 2014/15 dispensation request

If you are unable to stock a product or range within the Licensed Trade Plus calendar of activity, you will need to request a dispensation. You will be required to complete a dispensation request each promotional period.

You will be advised via email within 14 days if your request has been granted. Please keep a copy of this email for your compliance visit from Storecheckers.


3. Retail Plus 2014/15 planogram dispensation request

This type of dispensation should be submitted when you are unable to stock a product or a range included within the following planograms:

  • Soft drinks
  • Confectionery
  • Crisps and nuts

You will be advised via email within 14 days if your request has been granted. Please keep a copy of this email for your compliance visit from Storecheckers.


4. Purchasing Committee 2014/15 annual dispensation request

Please note that if an annual dispensation is granted to your outlet, it will expire on 30 June 2015.

Please DO NOT COMPLETE this form if you are requesting dispensation for Licensed Trade Plus or Retail Plus promotional periods or planograms.

It was agreed at 1998 AGM that there are certain areas of business where current purchasing deals are not suitable for all of the membership.

In the interest of clarifying what has been a 'grey' area, the Board resolved that requests for dispensation from existing NUS Services deals would be considered annually. 

Examples of the type of product or service that requires this level of dispensation include:

  • Democratic boycott
  • Tobacco ban
  • Glass ban
  • Large-pack-size energy drinks ban (teenage students)
  • Events

To apply for dispensation, all you need to do is complete the online annual dispensation request and you will be contacted by Customer Services within 14 working days with the outcome of your request.