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ACS warns over track and trace tobacco rules implementation

HMRC has still failed to explain how retailers can comply with new tobacco ‘track and trace’ regulations even though they are due to come into effect in less than three months.

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Police warn petrol station staff about hoax phone calls

West Mercia Police has issued a warning to petrol station staff to be on their guard following a number of identical hoax calls that have been received at petrol stations in Tolladine Road Worcester, and Worcester Road, Great Witley, recently, claiming to be from the regional area manager.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for clarity on new tobacco regulations

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has reiterated its calls to Government to publish details of how retailers can apply for the codes that they will need to comply with the upcoming tobacco track and trace regulations, after HMRC launched a further consultation on the details of the regulations.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS backs call for harsher sanctions on illegal tobacco trade

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed calls from the Local Government Association (LGA) to impose tougher sanctions on those caught selling illicit tobacco.

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JTI removes gantry from shop after illicit tobacco find

JTI has removed its tobacco gantry from Bunty’s in Weldbank Lane, Chorley, following the discovery of illegal tobacco at the store last year.

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Shopkeepers jailed after HMRC investigators find illegal stash

A pair of shopkeepers caught with more than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes, 300 kg of tobacco and nearly 6,000 litres of alcohol have been jailed.

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Tobacco smuggling lorry drivers sentenced to 18 months jail

Two lorry drivers, who tried to smuggle more than 1.5 million cigarettes into the UK hidden between bags of wood pellets, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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HMRC uncovers tobacco and cigarettes worth £5m in lost duty

An estimated ten tonnes of loose tobacco, and 411,000 cigarettes, have been seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the Newry area.

product news: JTI reduces RRPs for RYO tobacco

JTI has announced new, lower recommended retail prices (RRPs) for three of its most popular value RYO brands - Sterling Rolling, Holborn Yellow and Kensitas Club RYO.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 March 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.5857.70131.02121.25
East Midlands130.10132.90120.67
London130.7058.90132.45121.26
North East129.08134.29119.18
North West129.62132.39119.92
Northern Ireland128.35125.75119.27
Scotland130.17130.45120.18
South East130.8571.90133.04121.53
South West130.29132.15121.01
Wales129.28127.89119.64
West Midlands129.9664.90133.23120.58
Yorkshire & Humber129.42131.73119.63

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