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  • Forecourt crime increasing according to latest BOSS report
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    Forecourt crime increasing according to latest BOSS report

    2020-05-29T00:00:00Z

    The level of forecourt crime has increased in the first quarter of 2020, according to the latest Forecourt Crime Index from BOSS – the British Oil Security Syndicate. After falls in the previous two quarters, the index covering the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 has increased by 13% to ...

  • Pay rise for retail staff as BP adopts Real Living Wage
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    Pay rise for retail staff as BP adopts Real Living Wage

    2020-05-28T00:00:00Z

    BP is to adopt the Real Living Wage (RLW) and will pay all its directly-employed UK retail staff accordingly from August 1. The move will affect around 5,000 staff working in around 300 BP-operated retail sites and stores across the UK. The company said its hourly pay rates ...

  • Second man charged over Suffolk service station burglaries
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    Second man charged over Suffolk service station burglaries

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    A second man has been charged in connection with two service station burglaries in Suffolk. On Monday 4 May, offenders forced entry to Darsham Service Station on the A12 and stole a large quantity of cigarettes. A short while later, on Tuesday 5 May, the Jet Service Station on ...

  • Cheshire forecourt suffers second armed robbery in under two years
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    Cheshire forecourt suffers second armed robbery in under two years

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Cheshire Police officers are investigating after an armed robbery at a petrol station in Birchwood, on the outskirts of Warrington. It is the second time an armed robbery has taken place at the site in less than two years. The BP garage on Oakwood Gate was targeted shortly ...

  • NFDA welcomes decision to allow car showrooms to reopen
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    NFDA welcomes decision to allow car showrooms to reopen

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has welcomed confirmation by the prime minister that car showrooms will be among the first non-essential retail premises allowed to open from June 1. Last week the NFDA wrote to the prime minister highlighting the sector’s preparedness following the publication of guidance by ...

  • Rules agreed for age-restricted sales to mask wearers
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    Rules agreed for age-restricted sales to mask wearers

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has worked with trading standards to provide clarity for local shops about the sale of age-restricted products in relation to customers wearing face masks or face coverings. When serving customers wearing face masks or face coverings who wish to purchase an age-restricted product ...

  • MPs urge Chancellor to act over threat to ATM provision
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    MPs urge Chancellor to act over threat to ATM provision

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    A cross-party group of 37 MPs has written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him to bring forward action to protect access to cash, and warning the UK’s ATM network, which was already fragile due to cuts to the interchange fee, is in imminent danger of collapse due to the ...

  • PRA urges government action as forecourt crime up nearly 40%
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    PRA urges government action as forecourt crime up nearly 40%

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is pushing the government to help stem the soaring crime rates on forecourts during the pandemic as thieves use face masks to prevent identification. Amid reports of a 37% increase in the number of drive-offs and no means to pay for fuel - with many perpetrators wearing ...

  • Car bursts into flames on the forecourt of A3 service station
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    Car bursts into flames on the forecourt of A3 service station

    2020-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Multiple fire crews were dispatched to Wisley BP service station, off the A3 southbound in Surrey, on Sunday May 24, after a car burst into flames on the forecourt. Three appliances, two pumps and a water carrier, were sent to the scene and officers from Surrey Police also attended. ...

  • Moto reopens Costa drive-thru kiosks and trials store openings
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    Moto reopens Costa drive-thru kiosks and trials store openings

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area operator Moto has re-opened all of its Costa Coffee drive-thru kiosks and is re-opening two Costa stores at its Wetherby and Cherwell Valley sites. The move follows the successful re-opening of two Costa drive-thrus at Toddington services on the M1, which proved that the outlets could ...

  • NFDA calls on PM to include car dealers in first wave of retail openings
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    NFDA calls on PM to include car dealers in first wave of retail openings

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The Prime Minister has been urged to include automotive retailers in the first wave of non-essential retail reopening in a letter from the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA). Last week, the United Kingdom’s retail motor industry signalled its readiness to get back to work with the publication of new ...

  • Garage overcomes break-in to keep supporting community
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    Garage overcomes break-in to keep supporting community

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Damage caused by burglars who smashed their way into a forecourt shop with a sledgehammer has not deflected the team at a Suffolk service station from supporting their local community during the lockdown. Potters of Framlingham, a rural Jet garage, had already seen fuel volumes fall by 75%, but ...

  • InstaVolt starts work on rapid charging hub on M40
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    InstaVolt starts work on rapid charging hub on M40

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Work has begun just off the M40 in Banbury on building one of the UK’s largest rapid charging hubs. InstaVolt has broken ground for eight CPE250 high-powered chargers, which are scheduled to be switched on in late summer. The site is located just off the M40 at Junction ...

  • Victory as NI forecourts get 12-month business rates holiday
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    Victory as NI forecourts get 12-month business rates holiday

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Forecourts in Northern Ireland will now enjoy a 12-month ‘business rates holiday’ to bring them in line with those in England and Wales, following extensive lobbying by the PRA. News of the extension from three months to 12 was revealed yesterday by the Northern Ireland Finance Minister Conor Murphy. ...

  • Roadchef starts re-opening food and coffee offers
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    Roadchef starts re-opening food and coffee offers

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Motorway service area operator, Roadchef, has opened six Costa Drive Thru units - at Strensham, Clacket Lane and Rownhams. Ahead of the bank holiday weekend, Roadchef is also bringing back its Fresh Food Café and Chozen Noodle restaurants at Strensham South, joining WHSmith and Spar which have stayed open ...

  • Welcome Break set to open 72 F&B units by June 4
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    Welcome Break set to open 72 F&B units by June 4

    2020-05-21T00:00:00Z

    Welcome Break plans to reopen 72 Starbucks (Café and Drive Thru), KFC and/or Burger King units across its 26 motorway service areas by June 4, as the UK starts to return to work. The company said 32 food and beverage units across 18 motorway service areas have already reopened ...

  • Euro Garages takes lease on petrol station and drive-thru unit
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    Euro Garages takes lease on petrol station and drive-thru unit

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    Euro Garages has agreed to lease a petrol filling station and drive-thru unit being developed in Northamptonshire. The roadside convenience site in Rushden will provide amenities to Rushden residents, a local industrial estate and traffic along the A6. The route is the main arterial road connecting Kettering, Wellingborough and ...

  • Pandemic will leave long-term demand for delivery services
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    Pandemic will leave long-term demand for delivery services

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    A permanent shift towards grocery delivery will be one of the legacies of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to HIM MCA Insight. The recently launched HIM MCA Insight UK Recovery Report 2020, says the surge in demand for grocery delivery will continue after the pandemic ends, ...

  • Certas Energy’s parent company reports operating profits growth
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    Certas Energy’s parent company reports operating profits growth

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    DCC, the conglomerate that owns Certas Energy, has reported operating profits up 7.3% to £494.3m for the year to 31 March 2020, on turnover down 3.1% to £14.8bn. Its retail and oil division’s operating profits were up 4.9% to £140m and operating profits for its LPG division were up ...

  • New online service for employers to claim back statutory sick pay
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    New online service for employers to claim back statutory sick pay

    2020-05-20T00:00:00Z

    A new online service will launch on May 26 for small and medium-size employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees,the Government has announced. The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was announced in the Budget as part of a package of support ...