All PRA articles – Page 9

  • Police ’victim-blaming’ petrol retailers over crime, says PRA
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    Police ’victim-blaming’ petrol retailers over crime, says PRA

    2018-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Police should be honest that they are struggling to deliver their commitment to reduce crime, instead of ‘victim blaming’ petrol retailers, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He was responding to comments made by Simon Cole of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) that petrol retailers are inviting criminality ...

  • PRA wins confirmation that rates relief applies to sector
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    PRA wins confirmation that rates relief applies to sector

    2018-11-02T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has obtained written confirmation from the Treasury that petrol filling stations are covered by the Small Business Rates Relief scheme announced by the Chancellor in the Budget earlier this week. Philip Hammond announced that the business rates bill for companies with a rateable value of £51,000 or ...

  • Prax Group adds HKS to growing forecourt estate
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    Prax Group adds HKS to growing forecourt estate

    2018-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Harvest Energy’s parent company Prax Group has bought the sixth ranked company in the Top 50 Indies, HKS, for an undisclosed sum. In the 2018 Top 50 Indies, Leicester-based HKS had 68 sites and claimed a turnover of £250m. A spokesperson for Prax said: “Prax has confirmed the ...

  • PRA seeks confirmation on rates relief cuts announced in Budget
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    PRA seeks confirmation on rates relief cuts announced in Budget

    2018-10-29T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is seeking urgent confirmation from the Treasury that petrol filling stations will be eligible for Small Business Rates Relief. In this afternoon’s Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed that the business rates bill for companies with a rateable value of £51,000 or less would be cut by ...

  • PRA and CWA call for HMRC crackdown on tax dodgers
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    PRA and CWA call for HMRC crackdown on tax dodgers

    2018-10-19T00:00:00Z

    The PRA and CWA (Car Wash Association) have made a joint submission ahead of this autumn’s budget, calling for a crackdown by HM Revenue Customs (HMRC) on businesses not paying their taxes. Brian Madderson, chairman of the PRA and CWA said: “The Chancellor must use the upcoming budget ...

  • PRA chairman explains reason for petrol/diesel price disparity
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    PRA chairman explains reason for petrol/diesel price disparity

    2018-10-17T00:00:00Z

    A combination of factors have led to the growing disparity between petrol and diesel prices, according to the PRA chairman Brian Madderson. He said: “Following the steep rise in diesel prices, drivers are now paying 5ppl more to fill up, as a gap opens up at the pump between unleaded ...

  • PRA arranges Scottish business breakout event in Stirling
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    PRA arranges Scottish business breakout event in Stirling

    2018-10-10T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has arranged a Business Breakout in Scotland at Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Road, Stirling, on Thursday October 25. Presentations will include: PRA – market update; Edge Petrol – visualising your forecourt; Christie Co – outlook on ...

  • News

    Fuel duty freeze annoucenment welcomed by PRA

    2018-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Associations representing the forecourt trade and drivers have welcomed the announcement that duty on fuel will be frozen for a further year. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the Prime Minister said: "Some have wondered if there would be a thaw in our fuel duty freeze this year. ...

  • PRA welcomes decision to freeze fuel duty for another year
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    PRA welcomes decision to freeze fuel duty for another year

    2018-10-03T00:00:00Z

    Associations representing the forecourt trade and drivers have welcomed the announcement that duty on fuel will be frozen for a further year. Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, the Prime Minister said: “Some have wondered if there would be a thaw in our fuel duty freeze this year. ...

  • PRA arranges business breakout event at Haydock Park
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    PRA arranges business breakout event at Haydock Park

    2018-09-19T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is staging a Business Breakout at Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, on Wednesday October 10. Presentations will include: Petrol Retailers Association – market update; Edge Petrol – visualising your forecourt; Christie Co – outlook on the value of petrol filling stations; Global ...

  • Staff and police praised after Sewell on the go robbery
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    Staff and police praised after Sewell on the go robbery

    2018-09-19T00:00:00Z

    Patrick Sewell, director of Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go, has praised staff and police over the way they have dealt with a robbery. A Humberside Police spokeswoman said a call was received at 2.45am on Monday September 17 reporting there had been a robbery at a petrol service ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: PRA chairman

    2018-09-17T00:00:00Z

    If the Road to Zero plan finally published by the Department for Transport (DfT), the Clean Air Strategy published by the Department for Food, Rural Affairs and Environment (DEFRA) together with the demonisation of diesel were not sufficient worries for the UK fuels retailing industry, the proposed £12bn merger of ...

  • PRA arranges business breakout event in Harpenden
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    PRA arranges business breakout event in Harpenden

    2018-08-29T00:00:00Z

    The PRA is staging a Business Breakout at The Hive Conference Centre, Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden, on Thursday September 20. Presentations will include: Petrol Retailers Association – market update; EdgePetrol – visualising your forecourt; Christie Co – outlook on the value of ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: PRA technical director

    2018-08-03T00:00:00Z

    A question about EV charging was raised recently at the Petroleum Enforcement Liaison Group (PELG) where I have just been made the first chairman to be appointed from ’industry’ rather than from ’enforcement’. The question was ’Who would enforce EV charging and how would they know if any had been ...

  • News

    PRA’s anger over E10

    2018-08-03T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has reacted angrily to a new government consultation on whether E10 fuel should be introduced.PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: "PRA has been entirely consistent throughout previous dialogue with government in consultation submissions, roundtable meetings with ministers including Jesse Norman MP, correspondence with ministers including Jesse Norman MP ...

  • PRA warns of flaws in way Road to Zero is being implemented
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    PRA warns of flaws in way Road to Zero is being implemented

    2018-07-13T00:00:00Z

    The PRA has accepted a number of proposals in the government’s new transport strategy, but pointed out a range of flaws in the way it is being implemented. PRA chairman Brian Madderson said: “Following the Department for Transport (DfT) publication of the Road to Zero strategy earlier this week, ...

  • MPs hear PRA evidence on hand car wash crimes
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    MPs hear PRA evidence on hand car wash crimes

    2018-06-27T00:00:00Z

    Many unregulated hand car washes (HCWs) are involved in tax evasion, polluting the environment and crime, PRA chairman Brian Madderson has told a committee of MPs. Giving evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into HCWs, Madderson said: “It is extraordinary that we are virtually the only EU country ...

  • PRA highlights importance of cash to many forecourt customers
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    PRA highlights importance of cash to many forecourt customers

    2018-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Following last week’s Visa card system crash, which left millions of people unable to pay for goods and services in the UK and across Europe, the PRA has highlighted the importance of cash in its submission to a Government consultation. The PRA was responding to HM Treasury’s consultation looking ...

  • Analysis

    Brian Madderson: PRA chairman

    2018-06-07T00:00:00Z

    In the real world, the latest UK vehicle statistics from SMMT for January to May 2018 versus the same period last year confirm the collapse of diesel models (-31%), some recovery in petrol +11.3%, the anticipated increase in hybrids +22.6% but a surprising drop in batteryonly electric (BEV) by 4.9%. ...

  • Analysis

    Ray Blake: PRA technical director

    2018-05-23T00:00:00Z

    How communication and technology have changed and keep changing never ceases to astound me. In the field of fuel dispensing into vehicles we first heard the term ’payment app’ about five or six years ago. For the past couple of years, forums in which I participate have been trying to ...