The RAC has accused fuel retailers of using Brexit as an excuse for not cutting prices and urged them to reduce unleaded and diesel at the pumps, in the wake of falling oil and wholesale fuel prices. It asserts that the oil price is the biggest factor determining UK fuel prices besides fuel duty, and it is now at its lowest level since early May at around $43 a barrel.

Welcome reopening

Welcome Break reopened its Sarn Park motorway services on the M4, at Bridgend in South Wales, on Monday July 25, following a £6.5m development. The service area, situated at junction 36 of the M4, has been closed since November 2015 for the first major redevelopment since opening in 1986.

Food-to-go in growth

Food-to-go in the UK offers significant opportunities for growth, according to the latest figures from the food and grocery research and training charity IGD, which is unveiling new research into the market for the first time.

Driven by changing shopper lifestyles, IGD is anticipating the market to be worth £16.1bn in 2016, up by 6.8% from 2015.

Illicit fuel arrests

Seven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and four tonnes of toxic waste removed, after two fuel laundering plants were discovered in Essex on Wednesday July 27.

As part of a multi-agency investigation into a suspected £1.4m fuel fraud, more than 50 officers from HMRC and the Environment Agency, carried out searches of three business and six residential addresses.

Between them, the two laundering plants had the potential to produce three million litres of illicit fuel a year, evading an estimated £1.4m in revenue.

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