All PRA articles – Page 11

  • PRA warns petrol price could rise to 130ppl
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    PRA warns petrol price could rise to 130ppl

    2018-01-30T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has warned independent forecourt operators that a fall in the strength of sterling could potentially see petrol back to 130ppl in the spring. PRA chairman Brian Madderson commented: “Just a modest fall back in sterling’s rare strength against the US dollar with crude oil prices forging further ...

  • PRA rebuffs NI call for pre-payment pumps
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    PRA rebuffs NI call for pre-payment pumps

    2018-01-26T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has rebuffed calls by a Member of the Local Assembly (MLA) for petrol retailers in Northern Ireland to install pre-payment pumps to stop drive-offs. Upper Bann MLA Doug Beattie said already-stretched police resources were being dedicated to tracking down individuals who drive off without paying for their ...

  • PRA arranges business breakout session at Exeter
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    PRA arranges business breakout session at Exeter

    2018-01-24T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is staging a “Business Breakout" at Sandy Park Conference Centre EX2 7NN Junction 30 off the M5 on Tuesday February 20. The PRA is a guest of CTC, which is hosting a trade show, and will be in the Baxter Suite from 10.00am until 1.30pm. There ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: PRA chairman

    2017-12-13T00:00:00Z

    This government has a clear view that our future economic prosperity will be assured if the UK can emerge as global leaders in the race to a new transportation era. This involves automated vehicles and alternatively fuelled vehicles. The Secretary of State for DEFRA Michael Gove announced that there ...

  • MRH and PRA chiefs top the bill at tenth UK PetroForum
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    MRH and PRA chiefs top the bill at tenth UK PetroForum

    2017-12-06T00:00:00Z

    A focus on future fuels will be at the heart of the program for the tenth UK PetroForum, on 18-19 June 2018 at the Hotel Don Carlos, in Marbella, Spain. Heading up the program will be the UK’s largest independent retailer, MRH Retail. Its CEO, Karen Dickens, will be ...

  • Budget: missed opportunity, says PRA
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    Budget: missed opportunity, says PRA

    2017-11-22T00:00:00Z

    Today’s Autumn Budget is a missed opportunity to fuel economic growth and minimise inflationary trends, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. “While it is a welcome announcement from the Chancellor that the government will freeze both petrol and fuel duty for a further 12 months from April 2018, it ...

  • PRA fears 1ppl on diesel duty likely
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    PRA fears 1ppl on diesel duty likely

    2017-11-22T00:00:00Z

    There is likely to be a 1ppl increase on fuel duty for all diesel drivers in this afternoon’s Autumn Budget, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. "This would be a thinly disguised tax grab using air quality issues as justification,” he said. Despite the Chancellor also planning a ...

  • PRA adds to protest over threat to diesel drivers
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    PRA adds to protest over threat to diesel drivers

    2017-11-15T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has added its voice to protests after reports that the government is planning further tax penalties for diesel drivers. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “The Petrol Retailers Association strongly agrees with the UK’s leading motoring and freight organisations, that the Chancellor’s first aim should be to support ...

  • News

    PRA makes case for charging incentives

    2017-11-13T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has taken a second opportunity in a week to tell MPs that forecourts should not be forced to install electric chargers. Just days after PRA chairman Brian Madderson addressed MPs scrutinising the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (see News Extra, page 10), the PRA provided evidence to an ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: PRA technical director

    2017-11-13T00:00:00Z

    One of the services the Petrol Retailers Association offers to its members is that of conciliation between themselves and their suppliers particularly fuel ones. Our help is sought a number of times each year, most often when cross-overs have occurred (petrol into a diesel tank or vice versa), during a ...

  • News

    PRA calls for cut in fuel duty in Autumn Statement

    2017-11-13T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has written to the Chancellor urging him to not just freeze, but cut fuel duty by 5ppl in the Autumn Budget on November 22. Since the beginning of October, the Platts cost of petrol has risen by more than 6ppl. This has resulted from Brent Crude oil recovering ...

  • PRA reiterates message to new charging inquiry
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    PRA reiterates message to new charging inquiry

    2017-11-08T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has taken a second opportunity in a week to tell MPs that forecourts should not be forced to install electric chargers. Just days after PRA chairman Brian Madderson addressed MPs scrutinising the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, the PRA has provided evidence to an inquiry into electric ...

  • PRA calls on Chancellor to cut duty by 5ppl in Budget
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    PRA calls on Chancellor to cut duty by 5ppl in Budget

    2017-11-03T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has written to the Chancellor urging him to not just freeze, but cut fuel duty by 5ppl in the Autumn Budget on November 22. Since the beginning of October, the Platts wholesale cost of petrol has risen by more than 6ppl. This has resulted from the price ...

  • PRA tells MPs not to force chargers on forecourts
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    PRA tells MPs not to force chargers on forecourts

    2017-11-01T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson has told MPs that they should not force service stations to install electric charging points. Appearing as a witness before a committee of MPs considering the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, Madderson said: “The mandating of motorway service areas and large fuel retailers should be ...

  • News

    PRA urges Chancellor not to raise fuel duty levels

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has warned that the price differential between diesel and petrol is set to increase and urged the Chancellor not to penalise diesel drivers with higher duty levels in November’s Budget. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: "The outlook for UK pump prices remains uncertain with changes to crude oil ...

  • PRA cancels Live and Local forum in Chester
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    PRA cancels Live and Local forum in Chester

    2017-10-04T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has cancelled the Live and Local forum which was scheduled for October 5 at Chester racecourse. It explained the reason for the cancellation was a conflicting trade show taking place, which was being staged by a food wholesaler, and which members might be attending. It said: ...

  • PRA warns diesel/petrol price split could grow
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    PRA warns diesel/petrol price split could grow

    2017-09-29T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has warned that the price differential between diesel and petrol is set to increase and urged the chancellor not to penalise diesel drivers with higher duty levels in November’s Budget. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “The PRA warns that the outlook for UK pump prices remains uncertain ...

  • PRA gets ’Live & Local’ in Warwick and Chester
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    PRA gets ’Live & Local’ in Warwick and Chester

    2017-09-25T00:00:00Z

    PRA director Brian Madderson is hoping for a good turnout of retailers at the forthcominng ‘Live Local’ forums being held during the next two weeks. The first is being held on Thursday, September 28, at the Warwick Racecourse Hampton St, Warwick CV34 6HN. Next week - Thursday ...

  • MacDonald praises staff contribution to forecourts
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    MacDonald praises staff contribution to forecourts

    2017-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Ramsay MacDonald, retail director, Certas Energy, used his address to the assembled 850 guests at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, for the 2017 Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards, to praise the outstanding contributions by petrol retailers and their staff in raising forecourt standards. Acknowledging that the forecourt and ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: PRA chairman

    2017-09-15T00:00:00Z

    The most striking announcement of the summer was from Michael Gove on DEFRA’s policy on Clean Air. Conventional petrol and diesel combustion engines are to be banned in new cars from 2040, although hybrids will be permitted. Nevertheless this leaves PRA with much to do to protect and stimulate the ...