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March

UKPIA highlights safety standards of tanker drivers

UKPIA has stressed that its members give high priority to safety issues within the industry, following criticism by the Unite union following a ballot in which tanker drivers voted for strike action.

Retailers in shock as tanker drivers say 'yes' to strike action

Tanker drivers delivering fuel to forecourts across the UK have voted in favour of strike action, sparking feelings of shock  and surprise among petrol retailers.

SNP to table fuel duty amendment

The Scottish National Party (SNP) is to table an amendment to the Budget which it says would freeze future increases in fuel duty.

ACS and RMI Petrol join forces to help forecourt stores

RMI Petrol has joined the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) as affinity group members. The deal, which gives RMI Petrol the same standing in ACS policy-making as symbol group members, takes effect from April 1 and is aimed at giving independent forecourt retailers comprehensive representation for their businesses.

Local shops and wholesalers support responsibility deal pledge

Local shops and wholesalers have committed to support the government’s latest responsibility deal pledge to remove one billion units of alcohol from the market place.

Come to the NEC to see and hear the latest on the forecourt industry

The RMI Petrol's submission to the Office of Fair Trading will be one of many key topics covered on the Forecourt Live area at next week's Fuel and Forecourt Equipment Show at the NEC, Birmingham (March 25-27).

Price of petrol breaks 140ppl barrier

The average price of petrol at the pumps has now reached 140.20ppl, with diesel hitting a new record of 146.72ppl.

Chancellor presses ahead with August fuel duty rise

The Chancellor's decision to press ahead with plans to levy the deferred duty increase of of 3.02ppl from August 1 this year has been described as irresponsible by RMI Petrol chairman Brian Madderson, as he reviewed today's Budget speech.

Budget is devastating for small retail businesses, says ACS

ACS has condemned the Government’s decision to allow large stores to open late on Sundays during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which is estimated will cost small stores of £480million.

AA slams Budget "blow-out"

The Chancellor’s decision to increase fuel duty in August was described as a “Budget Blow-Out by the AA, whose research shows such increases will force two thirds of drivers out of their cars for some journeys. For almost one fifth of drivers these increases will hit their food budget as 18% of all drivers will have to cut back on grocery shopping.
 

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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?