All COVID-19 articles – Page 5

  • Coronavirus: Furlough claims get under way
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    Coronavirus: Furlough claims get under way

    2020-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Forecourt retailers can now begin the process of claiming wages for furloughed staff through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Under the scheme retailers can apply for a grant that covers 80% of their usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions ...

  • Moto keeps all sites open to support HGV drivers
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    Moto keeps all sites open to support HGV drivers

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Motorway services operator Moto Hospitality has had to furlough nearly three fifths of its workforce due to the coronavirus restrictions, but is keeping all of its 46 sites open in order to support the transport sector. Moto CEO Ken McMeikan told Forecourt Trader: “From the very outset when the ...

  • Forecourt closures reach 100 as coronavirus hits sales and staff
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    Forecourt closures reach 100 as coronavirus hits sales and staff

    2020-04-17T00:00:00Z

    About 100 petrol filling stations across the UK have closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the PRA has revealed. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said it was hoped that all the closures were temporary, and that the shutdowns had been for a variety of reasons. He said: ...

  • Co-op forecourt boosted by return of retired store manager during pandemic
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    Co-op forecourt boosted by return of retired store manager during pandemic

    2020-04-16T00:00:00Z

    A village petrol station has been boosted by the return to the shopfloor of a former store manager to provide support during the Coronavirus outbreak – just eight weeks after she retired from the role. Iris Naylor had worked at the Central England Co-op food store and petrol filling ...

  • PRA urges Chancellor to ensure all ATMs are free to use during lockdown
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    PRA urges Chancellor to ensure all ATMs are free to use during lockdown

    2020-04-14T00:00:00Z

    The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to ensure all ATMs operate as ’free to use’ during the COVID-19 lockdown, in a collaborative letter involving the Petrol Retailers’ Association. “Never has the widespread availability of cash been so important, particularly that which is free to access,” said Brian Madderson, ...

  • Texaco boosts funding to frontline charities during Covid-19 outbreak
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    Texaco boosts funding to frontline charities during Covid-19 outbreak

    2020-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Valero is donating additional funding to support frontline charities during the current Covid-19 outbreak as part of its commitment to supporting the communities in which it works. The company will provide an amount of free Texaco fuel and financial assistance to FareShare, Age UK, The Trussell Trust and the ...

  • Green light for automatic car washes but HCW outlawed
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    Green light for automatic car washes but HCW outlawed

    2020-03-27T00:00:00Z

    Forecourt operators are being advised by the Car Wash Association (CWA) that they can continue to operate automatic car washes and jet washes under the current coronavirus regulations, but hand car washing and other types of valeting have been outlawed. The guidance comes after discussions between the CWA and ...