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Another round of regulation and guidance

2020-08-10T15:12:00+01:00By Robert Botkai, partner, Winckworth Sherwood

We have had such a plethora of regulation and guidance over the last four months, now those living in Leicester have the dubious honour of being subject to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Leicester) Regulations 2020.

Money Talk: We’re all still picking up the pieces


Just for a moment, let’s forget the more pessimistic predictions about a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19, and instead look at where business is today.

Forecourt crime is all too familiar

2020-07-06T17:17:00+01:00By Kevin Eastwood, BOSS – executive director

Today forecourt crime is an all too familiar occurrence and our data suggests that the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated the rate at which it is increasing. 

A gentle recovery - more drivers are hitting the road

2020-07-06T17:13:00+01:00By Chris Judge, analysis editor, Argus Media

Oil prices continue their gentle recovery with benchmark Ice Brent futures trading in a $40-42/bl range for most of June, after closing out May at just over $35/bl.

What does gradual easing of restrictions mean for you?

2020-07-06T17:09:00+01:00By James Lowman, chief executive, ACS

At the end of June, we saw the Prime Minister outline the government’s plans for the next stage of changes to lockdown measures in England. 

The support for hydrogen technology is building


There are not many positive things to have come out of the Covid-19 pandemic – indeed the headline losses, both human and financial, are an appalling tragedy.

Service Centre: Jac Roper on fuel theft, ATM fixed in record time; and a lottery ‘glitch’

2020-07-06T16:09:00+01:00By Jac Roper

My family owns a forecourt in Northants (Billing Service Station) and we have had issues with drive-offs in the past which we report to the police

Money Talk: Covid-19 - has it seen off cash on the forecourt?

2020-07-06T16:03:00+01:00By EKW Group

Coming into June, and the first stringent phase of lockdown is lifting and being replaced by – confusion. During the initial panic the instructions were reasonably clear: stay at home other than for very limited exceptions

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The laws – they are (always) a-changin’!

2020-07-06T15:01:00+01:00By Robert Botkai, partner, Winckworth Sherwood

The Business and Planning Bill was expected to be considered in Parliament on Monday June 29 2020 with a view to it becoming law the next day. I am now told that it will be considered in the House of Lords on July 6 and it then needs to go back to the Commons. So we are looking at mid-end of July at the earliest.

Money Talk: Don’t expect to be back to ‘normal’ any time soon

2020-07-06T06:53:00+01:00By EKW Group

Another month brings another set of ‘relaxed’ rules telling us how we’re all now supposed to interact in public, along with the very welcome news that the hospitality sector – or at least whatever is left of it – is allowed to open after three months of shutdown.