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MP questions PM on business rates rise

Local shops urged the Prime Minister to go further to reduce the burden of business rates following his statement to the House of Commons yesterday.

Merril Boulton: Pricing woes

It was the perfect moment to make a submission to the Office of Fair Trading for an investigation into the UK fuels market. Diesel prices have hit record levels, crude prices are on their way up, refineries are faltering and putting pressure on supply; and independent fuel retailers are struggling to compete with the likes of Morrisons offering 15ppl discount.

Calls to cut fuel duty as diesel hits a record high

The government is under intense pressure from the fuel and motoring industies to tackle fuel duty and soaring fuel prices, as diesel hit a record high last month.

Drought threatens car wash

Water shortages will impact service stations far more than any unregulated hand car wash operator, according to David Charman, chairman of the Car Wash Assocation (CWA).

Subway eyes new stores

Subway has set out ambitious plans to increase the number of stores in the UK and Ireland to 2,000 over the next three years, with non-traditional locations such as forecourts leading the growth.

Unite warning to oil majors

RMI Petrol signs Top 50 indie groups

RMI Petrol has won the support of three more Top 50 Indies with Rontec, Motor Fuel Group and Symonds Forecourts all signing up as members in the past month.

Coryton crude supplies secure for three months

The administrators of Petroplus' Coryton refinery in Essex signed a 'tolling agreement' on February 15, securing crude oil supplies for three months.

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Supermarket fuel sweep

Biofuel targets must be scrapped, say charities

Car drivers in the UK will pay up to £2bn more on the forecourt in 2020 if the government decides to increase the proportion of biofuels in petrol, according to new research commissioned by ActionAid and Friends of the Earth, undertaken by the Global Subsidies Initiative.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 2 September 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.1271.23141.73128.82
North East130.66140.60128.17
North West131.39140.18128.47
Northern Ireland129.03134.10126.35
South East132.7358.90141.28129.68
South West131.9563.90140.12128.70
West Midlands131.6066.90140.32129.05
Yorkshire & Humber131.2384.90140.57128.52

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As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?