BP is putting the brakes on its LPG programme because of a lack of clarity about the government’s environmental strategy.

BP retail director Graham Sims said: “I’m not making a political statement, but as a businessman I’m finding it difficult to predict where we’re going. I’ve had to slow down my LPG programme because with subsidy being withdrawn, I can’t afford it. It takes me 10 years to get payback on an LPG pump.”