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Man running counterfeit tobacco factory jailed for tax fraud

A warning about the serious consequences of dealing in counterfeit tobacco has been issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), following the jailing of a 36-year-old man for tax fraud after the discovery of a tobacco counterfeiting 'factory' in his Renfrew flat.

Crime costs forecourt operators £25.7m

Crime on Britain's forecourts cost fuel retailers £25.7m in 2012, up from £22.2m in 2010, according to figures revealed in the annual forecourt crime survey carried out by BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate.

Applegreen ready to almost double size of UK estate

Applegreen is set to nearly double in size in the UK by the end of the summer, according to UK managing director Michael O'Loughlin.

Harvest and Spar unveil new concept

Harvest Energy has launched a collaboration with Spar which offers independent dealers a new branded forecourt concept, and they are already negotiating deals on three potential sites.

OFT looks at P&H symbol group deal

Costcutter's boss said he was confident its deal to take over Palmer and Harvey's symbol groups will be approved, after the Office of Fair Trading said it was considering the deal.

Symonds has the 'Best Loo'

Symonds Forecourt's Wells store won the Best Forecourt Loo 2013 Award, which was announced at the exclusive Forecourt Trader Lunch at the Forecourt Show at the NEC.

Card payments shock

Many retailers suffered an unpleasant surprise last month when back charges on their BP/Shell transactions were suddenly taken from their accounts following the ending of Rontec's polling contract with GB Oils on March 31 (see Service Centre, May 2013 issue, link below).

PM rules out raising duty

Motoring organisations have welcomed a comment by the Prime Minister suggesting the coalition government could scrap any further fuel duty increases.

in brief

Gun pointed at cashier

Forecourts triumph in Nisa awards ceremony

Forecourt stores have won more than half the retail categories at the annual awards for Nisa members and suppliers.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 25 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands111.76123.12106.54
North East110.34125.25104.79
North West111.33119.82106.56
Northern Ireland108.52111.40102.55
South East113.2059.90124.27108.35
South West111.83124.12106.47
West Midlands112.13125.12106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.6957.70121.80105.92

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