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Chancellor hints at scrapping fuel duty rise in April

Confusion is mounting as retailers and motorists receive mixed messages from the government about what it intends to do about continually rising fuel prices.

IFFE is a must for indies

The launch of Indie 5000, the project that targets single-site dealers or those with a handful of sites, is backed by an industry dinner at IFFE 2011 on Sunday February 27 as well as special presentations at the show. These include:

PayPoint launches Christmas savings scheme

PayPoint retailers are now able to compete with the major supermarket groups for their customers’ Christmas savings. Almost 4,000 PayPoint retailers have already signed up to offer the new and valuable savings service to their local community, which, as well as the commission, also earns them an annual bonus of up to 1.25% on the total amount saved per customer.

Staff turn blind eye to retail crime

One in 10 retail employees has committed a crime or failed to report a crime committed by colleagues against their employer in the last 12 months, reveals new research by G4S Secure Solutions.

Tobacco display ban is delayed in Scotland

Scotland’s implementation of the tobacco display ban, due to come into force for larger retailers on October 1, will be delayed because of an ongoing legal challenge.

High fuel prices put charities at risk

Volunteer drivers say the cost of fuel is putting charities at risk. Charity chiefs in Leicestershire have been warned by drivers that the 40p per mile allowance cannot now cover the total cost of using their own cars. Anymore than 40p is liable for tax.

Forecourt propery market shows resilience

Average convenience retail property prices in the UK increased by 2.1% during 2010, compared to a decline of 9.8% in 2009, with forecourts proving particularly resilient, according to Christie & Co’s latest Business Outlook publication.

Get behind Sun campaign to cut fuel duty, urges RMIP

RMI Petrol is urging fuel retailers to get behind The Sun's campaign to reduce fuel tax, following confirmation that the proposed fuel duty rise on April 1, could add 4-5p to a litre of fuel.

Dates released for Automechanika 2012

Messe Frankfurt has decided to bring forward Automechanika Frankfurt 2012 by one week to avoid clashing with the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show.
This means the comprehensive automotive industry trade fair, which includes service station and car wash exhibitions, will now take place in Frankfurt am Main from September 11 to 16, 2012.

New upgrade work planned for family-run Tebay North services

Project management and design practice the Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has sealed a second contract with service station group Westmorland Limited.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands112.21122.26106.78
North East110.8763.90125.50105.36
North West111.4965.90121.74106.55
Northern Ireland108.30111.90101.84
South East113.30122.65108.11
South West112.20120.84106.51
West Midlands112.13125.92106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.7057.70123.12106.23

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