If you are ACS approved, you will still need to apply for a business licence. Your ACS approval is voluntary and demonstrates higher compliance, best practice and quality.
According to the SIA, the Approved Contractor Scheme will continue to operate for the foreseeable future. However it will operate with amended criteria. We will keep you up to date so that you are aware of what you need to do, and when.
A significant number of the criteria currently in the ACS assessments will be taken out of ACS and become part of the eligibility checks done for all companies applying for a Business Licence. The remaining criteria will focus on quality and best practice activities. The exact split has not been determined at this moment in time.