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Bill unveiled to force forecourts to offer electric charging

Motorway services and large petrol retailers will be forced to install charge points and hydrogen refuelling points for electric cars, under plans confirmed in the House of Commons by transport minister John Hayes.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Minister reveals local shop support plans at ACS conference

High streets minister Jake Berry has set out the Government’s plans to support local shops in an address to the annual ACS Heart of the Community Conference in London.

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UKPIA agrees carbon and energy reduction plan

A joint plan has been agreed by government and the oil industry body UKPIA to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency in the oil refining sector.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS warns over bottle deposit impact after minister's speech

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove’s announcement of a new call for evidence on bottle deposit return schemes, urging the Government to consider the negative impact that such schemes would have on the convenience sector.

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Government offers funding to cut emissions from freight

Companies are being urged to compete for up to £15m of funding to develop technology to reduce harmful emissions from freight.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Minister's intervention over rate relief welcomed by ACS

A local government minister’s intervention to speed up the process of rebilling businesses that are waiting for rate relief has been welcomed by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

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Sector still waiting for an answer on E10

The wait to find out whether E10 petrol will be introduced looks set to continue after the latest Government announcement on the issue failed to indicate a way forward.

lorry on road

Department for Transport approves lorry platooning trials

Trials of lorry platooning, where a lead vehicle controls acceleration of up to three HGVs travelling in convoy on a motorway, have been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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Makers told to protect internet-connected cars against hackers

A new generation of internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers, under tough new guidance the government has just issued.

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Government allocates £75m for highways maintenance

Councils in England have been awarded funding to refurbish bridges, improve junctions and boost flood defences as part of a multi-million pound government investment announced by transport minister Jesse Norman.

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Proposals to relax rules on drivers of electric vans

Changes to driver licensing rules will make it easier for van drivers to switch to electric vehicles, the government has announced today (28 July 2017).

Minister urges motorway service areas to serve local food

A transport minister has reiterated his call for better designed motorway service stations and called on them to display more local character and source locally produced food.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 December 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands123.22132.06120.72
North East122.41132.57120.03
North West123.0453.80129.56120.69
Northern Ireland121.86125.50120.15
South East123.79130.52121.33
South West123.5451.70130.13120.95
West Midlands122.72130.53120.53
Yorkshire & Humber122.96133.33120.61

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