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October

MPs debate business rates policy

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has asked MPs to call on the goverment to take action to address the increasing problems presented by business rates policy at national and local level.

Treasury is listening to economic growth argument for cutting fuel duty, says FairFuelUK

There’s a 70% chance of getting the 3ppl rise in fuel duty planned for January deferred, according to motoring journalist and FairFuelUK spokesman Quentin Willson.

Deferring business rates will hasten rural closures, says Madderson

The Government’s recent decision to defer Revaluation of Business Rates from 2015 to 2017 effectively kills off any hopes of cost reductions harboured by struggling owners of rural filling stations, says Brian Madderson, Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) chairman.

ACS welcomes forward step in campaign for fairer energy market

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced its intention to extend protections afforded to ‘micro businesses’ to thousands of additional small businesses, signalling a victory for a key part of the Association of Convenience Store’s ‘Switch to a Fair Energy Market’ campaign.

Chartman signs with Esso

Top 50 Indie Chartman Group has signed a new five-year supply deal with Esso for three previously BP-branded sites.

Treasury engages FairFuelUK in fuel duty talks

FairFuelUK has been invited to take part in face-to-face talks at the Treasury on Monday (October 29) to discuss the impact of fuel duty on the UK economy, following discussions between the campaign group and chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

Economic growth not yet reaching local shops

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the economy returned to growth in the third quarter of 2012, but local shops did not benefit from economic growth according to a survey by the Association of Convenience Stores.

Chewing gum levy proposal defeated in Wales Assembly vote

A proposal for a new law imposing a 5p levy on chewing gum sales was defeated in the Welsh Assembly on Wednesday.

Asda cuts price of unleaded by up to 2ppl

Asda is cutting the price of unleaded petrol at its forecourts nationwide by up to 2ppl from tomorrow (Thursday October 25).

Sainsbury’s joins Asda in petrol price cut

Sainsbury’s is reducing the price of petrol across its forecourt estate by up to 2ppl from tomorrow (Thursday October 25).

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As the smaller/family owned independent forecourt businesses continue to be acquired by the big operators, do you think now could be the right time for you to sell up?