Symonds Forecourts’ site in Bristol was one of four Top 50 Indie forecourts to provide a location for The Sun newspaper’s photo shoot to publicise the Petrol Retailers’ Association and TaxPayers’ Alliance’s (TPA) new campaign highlighting the true cost of fuel duty.
Page 3 girl Poppy – pictured* with Nick Lloyd (centre), managing director of Symonds Forecourts, and the site’s manager Les Banner – held up the TPA’s new ‘fuel tax stands’, which show motorists that 60% of the money they pay to fill up their cars goes straight to the Treasury.
A MRH site in South London, a forecourt in Birmingham run by HKS, and a Manor Service Stations site in Cheshire all saw Page 3 girls help put up the fuel tax signs.
“Poppy was a very charming girl,” said Nick. “The PRA has done a fantastic job with the TaxPayers’ Alliance to highlight where motorists’ money goes. The campaign is raising awareness of the huge level of fuel tax because there’s a huge misconception out there.”
*Photo courtesy of The Sun newspaper