All PRA articles – Page 14

  • News

    Minister praises rapid chargepoint network

    2016-03-18T00:00:00Z

    The UK has the most comprehensive rapid chargepoint network for electric vehicles in Europe, according to transport minister Andrew Jones. Speaking at Smarter Travel Live at the Arena MK in Milton Keynes, he said: “Plug-in vehicle registrations reached a record high in 2015, as 29,972 new ULEVs [ultra low ...

  • PRA welcomes fuel duty freeze
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    PRA welcomes fuel duty freeze

    2016-03-16T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in today’s Budget that he will continue freezing fuel duty for a further 12 months until April 2017. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “The PRA has been lobbying Government and the Treasury on this – in particular outlining the potentially damaging effects ...

  • PRA urges chancellor to keep duty down
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    PRA urges chancellor to keep duty down

    2016-03-11T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson has called on the Chancellor to heed his own words and keep fuel duty down in next week’s Budget. Five years ago, the Chancellor “put fuel in the tank of the British economy” by freezing fuel duty and leaving more cash in the hands of ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson - chairman PRA

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    I would not place a bet on the next movement of Brent Crude having listened to many hours of detailed presentations from some of the most experienced analysts in the industry during International Petroleum Week there are just too many variables. What is irrefutable is that OECD stocks have risen ...

  • Saudi Russian deal unlikely to push prices up says PRA
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    Saudi Russian deal unlikely to push prices up says PRA

    2016-02-17T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has rejected suggestions that fuel prices will start to rise again as a result of a deal between the world’s two biggest oil exporters, Saudia Arabia and Russia. Yesterday (Tuesday 16 February) ministers from the two countries agreed to freeze the output of oil at current levels, ...

  • News

    PRA calls for business rates on hand car washes

    2016-02-17T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has written to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) protesting that it is “wilfully ignoring” a massive opportunity to levy business rates on hand car washes and that it could bring in £200m a year. PRA chairman Brian Madderson added: “If they do it by the end of ...

  • Weak currency could push prices up warns PRA
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    Weak currency could push prices up warns PRA

    2016-01-08T00:00:00Z

    While the low price of oil is depressing prices at the pumps, changes in the value of sterling against the dollar could cause substantial prices increases, the PRA has warned. Brian Madderson, chairman of the PRA, commented: “There has been and will be a huge volume of column inches ...

  • PRA slams RAC price claims
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    PRA slams RAC price claims

    2015-12-11T00:00:00Z

    The wholesale price of petrol has risen by over 1.3ppl since the start of this week, making the RAC’s claims that prices of £1 per litre will be commonplace by Christmas increasingly unlikely. This was the message from the PRA, which said the supermarkets cutting their prices to 99.9ppl for ...

  • News

    PRA praises continued police funds

    2015-11-30T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in his Autumn Spending Review that police budgets would be maintained. With forecourt crime costing an estimated £40m a year, petrol retailers across England and Wales have been threatened by cash-strapped police authorities that they might refuse to investigate ’drive-offs’ and other forecourt ...

  • PRA welcomes police budget decision
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    PRA welcomes police budget decision

    2015-11-25T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in his Autumn Spending Review that police budgets would be maintained. With forecourt crime costing an estimated £40m a year, petrol retailers across England and Wales have been threatened by cash-strapped police authorities that they might refuse to investigate ‘drive-offs’ and other forecourt ...

  • PRA welcomes police budget decision
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    PRA welcomes police budget decision

    2015-11-25T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in his Autumn Spending Review that police budgets would be maintained. With forecourt crime costing an estimated £40m a year, petrol retailers across England and Wales have been threatened by cash-strapped police authorities that they might refuse to investigate ‘drive-offs’ and other ...

  • News

    AA report praises hyper pricing policy

    2015-11-04T00:00:00Z

    The AA has praised the supermarkets for keeping fuel prices low and says their policy has helped them win market share from other fuel retailers. Supermarket petrol sales between April and June this year are down only 0.2% compared to minus 4.8% for non-supermarket retailers. In its latest monthly ...

  • News

    PRA arranges meeting in Falkirk

    2015-10-14T00:00:00Z

    The PRA’s next regional forum will be in Falkirk on October 28. The “Live and Local” meeting will be at The Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk, FK1 4RS on Wednesday October 28, with registration at 10am. Topics that will be covered include: Market update and challenges ...

  • PRA slams Osborne’s rates bombshell
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    PRA slams Osborne’s rates bombshell

    2015-10-07T00:00:00Z

    An announcement by chancellor George Osborne that he would abolish the current system of business rates and replace it with a system which allows local authorities to set business rates themselves has been slammed as “another bitter blow to business pragmatism" by the PRA. Speaking at the Conservative Party ...

  • News

    Industry praised for pursuit of excellence

    2015-09-18T00:00:00Z

    The petrol retailing industry was praised for its relentless pursuit of new opportunities, innovation and service excellence at the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards. Ramsay MacDonald, retail director of the event’s principal sponsor Certas Energy, told a sell-out audience that the Forecourt Trader Awards are the UK’s premier ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson - chairman PRA

    2015-09-16T00:00:00Z

    I wrote after the election to Mike Penning MP, newly appointed minister for policing, crime, criminal justice and victims at the Home Office about possible changes to police policy on forecourt crime. He replied (also offering a personal discussion): "First, I can assure you that there has been no ...

  • Madderson staying on as PRA chairman
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    Madderson staying on as PRA chairman

    2015-07-15T00:00:00Z

    Brian Madderson has agreed to continue his role as chairman of the PRA, following a meeting with the PRA executive committee. Madderson commented: “Since 2010, the PRA has retained 90% of the top 50 independent petrol retailers in membership, with sites totalling over 3,000. Regional committees have been established in ...

  • PRA welcomes vapour recovery consultation
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    PRA welcomes vapour recovery consultation

    2015-06-26T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has welcomed the decision by HM Revenue Customs (HMRC), reported by Forecourt Trader last week, to consult on changes to its current practice regarding duty on petrol derived from vapour recovery. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “It is positive to see that following continued persistence from ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson - chairman PRA

    2015-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Farewell coalition and hello majority. Voters chose a Conservative Government producing a raft of new appointments and decisions critical for our industry sector. With the Summer Budget due on July 8,the PRA will be lobbying for a 2ppl duty reduction to be largely funded by the estimated windfall gain ...

  • News

    PRA and ACS make submissions ahead of Budget

    2015-06-05T00:00:00Z

    The PRA and Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) have both highlighted retailers’ concerns in submissions to the Chancellor, ahead of his Budget on July 8. PRA chairman Brian Madderson called for a 2ppl cut in fuel duty, suggesting that income from increased road fuel volumes would help to pay ...