All PRA articles – Page 7

  • PRA chief reveals victories in fight against hand car washes
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    PRA chief reveals victories in fight against hand car washes

    2020-03-06T00:00:00Z

    PRA chairman Brian Madderson detailed a number of major victories in his other role as chairman of the Car Wash Association (CWA) in his presentation at Forecourt Trader’s inaugural Summit last week. The CWA was formed to lobby on behalf of operators of legitimate car valeting services who were being ...

  • PRA appeals to Chancellor over imposition of ATM fees
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    PRA appeals to Chancellor over imposition of ATM fees

    2020-03-04T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has appealed to the Government for intervention over imposition of ATM fees by providers. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “ATM usage fees now pose a major concern for the UK economy, as access to cash – particularly among low income households or those in rural areas – becomes ...

  • Reports of plan to raise fuel duty in Budget anger PRA
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    Reports of plan to raise fuel duty in Budget anger PRA

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    The PRA and motoring organisations have reacted angrily to reports the Government is planning to increase fuel duty by 2ppl, with PRA chairman Brian Madderson describing it as “a kick in the teeth” for motorists. A group of backbench Tory MPs is also reported to be opposed to the ...

  • PRA arranges Business Breakout at Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent
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    PRA arranges Business Breakout at Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent

    2020-02-19T00:00:00Z

    The PRA will be staging a Business Breakout at the Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent on Thursday March 12. The event will be in the Cooper Suite from 10am until 1.30pm and there will be a free buffet lunch with opportunities to network. Presentations will include: ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: PRA technical director

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    As chairman of the Petroleum Enforcement Liaison Group (PELG) I had to postpone a meeting that was due to have taken place at the beginning of January. The reason being that Brexit, followed by the pre-election purdah, had meant that the Health and Safety Executive was unable to agree the ...

  • PRA arranges Business Breakout near Exeter
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    PRA arranges Business Breakout near Exeter

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    The PRA will be staging a Business Breakout in near Exeter on Wednesday February 26 at Sandy Park Conference Centre at junction 30 of the M5. The PRA is a guest of CTC, which is hosting a trade show, and will be in the Baxter Suite from 10am until 1pm. ...

  • PRA urges Chancellor to cut 2ppl from road fuel duty in Budget
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    PRA urges Chancellor to cut 2ppl from road fuel duty in Budget

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid urging him to cut road fuel duty by 2ppl in the first Budget of the new Government on March 11. It outlines how under the Laffer Curve – which shows that cutting taxes can increase revenues – a ...

  • PRA publishes its Market Review with focus on future trends
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    PRA publishes its Market Review with focus on future trends

    2020-01-08T00:00:00Z

    The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has published its Market Review 2020, a 64-page guide to the forecourt industry with special emphasis on alternative fuels and the transition to electric vehicles. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: This is the most comprehensive annual review we have ever produced thanks to terrific contributions ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: PRA chairman

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    It is clear that many people around the world are becoming increasingly concerned about the negative impact of Climate Change and that fossil fuels are seen by politicians, medics and environmentalists as a primary cause. Social media has been a powerful tool affecting this rapid change in outlook. Change ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: PRA technical director

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    A question I and many other people in the industry are being asked more and more frequently is whether to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points. But I am not qualified to answer whether EV charging is a financially viable option to install on petrol forecourts, and from what I ...

  • PRA arranges Business Breakout in Swansea
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    PRA arranges Business Breakout in Swansea

    2019-10-18T00:00:00Z

    The PRA will be staging a Business Breakout in Swansea on Thursday November 7 at the Liberty Stadium. Coffee will be provided from 10am and there will be a free buffet lunch with opportunities to network. Presentations will include: PRA – latest market update; Allego – electric vehicle ...

  • PRA arranges Business Breakout in Inverness
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    PRA arranges Business Breakout in Inverness

    2019-10-09T00:00:00Z

    The PRA will be staging a Business Breakout in Inverness on Wednesday October 30. It is being held at Jurys Hotel in Inverness Millburn Road. Coffee will be provided from 10am and there will be a free buffet lunch with opportunities to network. Presentations will include: PRA – latest ...

  • PRA arranges Business Breakout event in Shrewsbury
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    PRA arranges Business Breakout event in Shrewsbury

    2019-10-02T00:00:00Z

    The PRA will be staging a Business Breakout in Shrewsbury on Wednesday October 23. It is being held at the Arthur Rowley Suite at Shrewsbury Town FC’s Montgomery Waters Stadium. Coffee will be provided from 10am and there will be a free buffet lunch with opportunities to network. ...

  • PRA arranges Business Breakout in Suffolk
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    PRA arranges Business Breakout in Suffolk

    2019-09-27T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in Suffolk at The Millennium Grandstand, Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, on Thursday October 3. Coffee will be provided from 10am and there will be a free buffet lunch with opportunities to network. Presentations will include: PRA – latest market update; Allego ...

  • PRA organises Forecourt Roadshow in Belfast
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    PRA organises Forecourt Roadshow in Belfast

    2019-09-25T00:00:00Z

    The PRA will be presenting a Forecourt Roadshow in Belfast on Wednesday October 16, which will be supported by 30 major exhibitors. The event will be at The Maldron Hotel, at Belfast International Airport, running from 12 noon to 7pm and includes a buffet lunch at 1pm and a champagne ...

  • News

    PRA says lobbying is working for fuel duty and crime

    2019-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The PRA believes its lobbying efforts are hitting home on two key campaign areas fuel duty and forecourt crime. The PRA’s long campaign for a cut in fuel duty looks as if it is about to succeed after reports that a reduction will be made in the Autumn Budget. ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: chairman, PRA

    2019-09-09T00:00:00Z

    After nine years of fuel duty freezes, this regressive tax is still netting the Exchequer some £28bn every year. Once double taxation is factored in, with added VAT at 20% yielding an estimated further £7bn, the overall total of £35bn comfortably places fuel as the fifth largest tax receipt for ...

  • PRA welcomes reports that fuel duty will be cut in Budget
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    PRA welcomes reports that fuel duty will be cut in Budget

    2019-08-28T00:00:00Z

    The PRA’s long campaign for a cut in fuel duty looks as if it is about to succeed after reports that a reduction will be made in the Autumn Budget. “The PRA has welcomed hints carried by national media that the Treasury may be considering fuel duty cuts in the ...

  • PRA boss hails breakthrough in meeting with police chief
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    PRA boss hails breakthrough in meeting with police chief

    2019-08-16T00:00:00Z

    The PRA believes that tackling crime on forecourts is now “back on the police’s agenda” following a meeting with a chief constable who previously called for petrol stations to install pay at pump equipment. PRA chairman Brian Madderson met with Simon Cole of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), who ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: PRA technical director

    2019-08-06T00:00:00Z

    I have just returned from a road trip across Europe in a 52-year old classic car. During the trip we filled the car with petrol 14 times in five different countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Italy. Immediately before heading off, I was notified that the guidance from the ...