All PRA articles – Page 12

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: technical manager PRA

    2017-08-03T00:00:00Z

    The latest Petroleum Regulations came into force from October 1, 2014 and allowed for a transitional period of three years for the Petroleum Licences that were in force at the time, to be converted by the Petroleum Enforcing Authorities (PEAs) into Petroleum Storage Certificates (PSCs). The three years have nearly ...

  • PRA urges caution over Air Quality Plan
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    PRA urges caution over Air Quality Plan

    2017-07-26T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has given a cautious welcome to some of the measures in the government’s clean air strategy which was unveiled on Wednesday, and confirms it will ban the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said he welcomed the pragmatic ...

  • ACS welcomes recommendations of review of working practices
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    ACS welcomes recommendations of review of working practices

    2017-07-12T00:00:00Z

    The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed the recommendations of the Taylor Review of modern working practices, which has been published by the government. The report sets out a series of recommendations on flexible working and increasing skills for employees. The review proposes seven principles which aim ...

  • PRA calls for clarity on definition of ’large retailers’, following Queen’s speech
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    PRA calls for clarity on definition of ’large retailers’, following Queen’s speech

    2017-06-22T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has raised concerns directed at the government’s announcement during yesterday’s Queen’s speech, that large retailers and motorway service areas (MSA) will be required to install electric charging points, in order to drive the development of electric cars. During her address to Parliament the Queen said: “Legislation will ...

  • Staff praised after car crash demolishes pump
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    Staff praised after car crash demolishes pump

    2017-06-14T00:00:00Z

    The quick reactions of staff members at a Welsh service station have been praised after a car crashed into one of its pumps. The car demolished the pump at the Forge Filling Station in St Clears at around lunchtime on Saturday June 10, but neither the four occupants of ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: chairman PRA

    2017-06-09T00:00:00Z

    As I write this, if the pollsters are correct, the ’blues’ will continue to form the government. Mrs May has run her campaign on the mantra of ’strong and stable’ leadership but, when back in office, will she take the opportunity to change her Cabinet? We have already had rapid ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: technical manager PRA

    2017-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Before joining the Petrol Retailers Association, I spent 35 years ensuring the safety of petrol filling stations within London. During this time, I also implemented and managed 10 Primary Authority Partnerships (PAPs) that had influence over 25% of UK petrol filling stations. Having done this, I knew the benefit of ...

  • Intruders spray cashier with unknown substance
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    Intruders spray cashier with unknown substance

    2017-04-26T00:00:00Z

    Hampshire Police are appealing after intruders sprayed an unknown substance into the face of a 25-year-old female cashier at the Courtesy filling station in Romsey Road, Cadnam. The incident occurred after two men entered the petrol station’s shop at around 5.30am on Monday April 24. One man sprayed ...

  • News

    PRA holds Live and Local meeting in Dartford

    2017-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Forecourt operators in the South East are being invited by the PRA to a Live and Local meeting at the Hilton Hotel, Dartford, on March 15. The meeting will be taking place at the hotel at Crossways Business Park, Dartford DA2 6QF, with registration from 10am and is due to ...

  • PRA presses for 3ppl fuel duty cut in Treasury meeting
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    PRA presses for 3ppl fuel duty cut in Treasury meeting

    2017-03-03T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has urged the Chancellor to cut fuel duty by 3ppl in next week’s Budget on 8 March. At a meeting with senior officials at the Treasury this week (February 27), PRA representatives provided detailed arguments for pressing ahead with a fuel duty cut. In their presentation ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: chairman PRA

    2017-03-01T00:00:00Z

    The anti-diesel bandwagon is rolling. It was tax incentives in 2001 that encouraged both private drivers and businesses to buy diesel engine cars. The justification related to climate change and lower carbon dioxide emissions. The issues of toxic nitrogen oxide and higher levels of particulate matter were known but downplayed. ...

  • News

    PRA urges rates concessions for forecourts

    2017-02-24T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has urged the government to extend any concessions on business rates to the forecourt sector after suggestions that measures to support small businesses, especially those involved in hospitality, will be included in the March Budget. PRA chairman Brian Madderson commented: “The number of independent forecourt operators has collapsed ...

  • News

    PRA holds meeting in Northern Ireland

    2017-02-17T00:00:00Z

    The PRA will be holding a “Live and Local” meeting in Northern Ireland next month, at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on March 9. The meeting will be taking place at the hotel at Upper Newtownards Road, BT4 3LP, with registration from 10am and is due to close at 2pm. ...

  • News

    PRA warns of continuing price rises

    2017-01-09T00:00:00Z

    Prices at the pumps have hit an 18-month high and the PRA is warning they will rise further as the effects of higher wholesale prices kick in. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: "The wholesale costs for both petrol and diesel rose by nearly 5ppl during the month of December, ...

  • News

    PRA forecasts pump prices will rise further

    2017-01-05T00:00:00Z

    Prices at the pumps have hit an 18-month high and the PRA is warning they will rise further as the effects of higher wholesale prices kick in. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “The wholesale costs for both petrol and diesel rose by nearly 5ppl during the month of December, due ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: chairman PRA

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    For several months, the PRA has been lobbying ministers to introduce a fuel duty cut with 3ppl recommended for both grades. The Chancellor invited PRA earlier this month to meet senior officials at HM Treasury and HM Revenue Customs to present their case. A fuel duty cut ...

  • News

    OPEC production cut decision could push fuel prices to 120ppl says PRA

    2016-11-30T00:00:00Z

    Pump prices could rise to 120ppl following the OPEC meeting in Vienna and news that production will be cut by 1.2 million barrels a day. City analysts estimate the decision will see Brent Crude heading towards US$55/barrel. Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) said: “This producer’s ...

  • News

    PRA welcomes duty freeze in Autumn Statement

    2016-11-23T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to invest in road infrastructure and not to raise duty on fuel in his Autumn Statement today. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “In recent weeks, we have been meeting with Treasury officials to discuss the impact of a fuel duty cut and ...

  • News

    PRA stages Live and Local meeting at Swansea

    2016-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Advice on ways to reduce incidents of crime on forecourts will be one of the subjects covered at the next PRA “Live and Local” meeting, which will be in Swansea on November 23. The meeting will be taking place at The Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea SA1 2FA, with registration from ...

  • PRA calls for 3ppl cut in fuel duty in autumn statement
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    PRA calls for 3ppl cut in fuel duty in autumn statement

    2016-11-09T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson has written to the chancellor saying there is now an “overwhelming case” for a 3ppl cut in duty in his Autumn Statement on November 23. Madderson said the cut was needed because consumers were paying £5bn more for fuel than a year ago. He ...