Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community
FWD: beware cheap booze
Published:  29 November, 2010

Independent retailers who buy cheap alcohol from illegitimate wholesalers are putting their businesses at risk because HM Revenue and Customs has added new powers and extra resources to its fight against duty fraud.

James Bielby, Federation of Wholesale Distributors chief executive, warned: "Small store owners who find themselves tempted by suspiciously low prices, particularly for beer, should know they are playing roulette with their business' future. The penalties for avoiding duty are severe and the chances of being caught out are increasing."




  • Weekly
    Retail
  • Weekly
    wholesale
  • Daily
    Average
Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 June 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East135.3166.90140.93130.00
East Midlands134.59140.57129.69
London134.50141.91130.33
North East133.19142.40129.15
North West134.1363.90139.73129.13
Northern Ireland131.34135.32128.05
Scotland134.25140.07129.86
South East135.2562.40141.74130.52
South West134.5167.90140.57129.57
Wales133.6764.90137.30128.83
West Midlands134.34140.64129.70
Yorkshire & Humber133.72140.40129.24

Most read

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?