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December

ACS hits out at business rate hike

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has hit out at the government’s decision to increase business rates in April 2009 by 5%. The ACS said the government wrote to Billing Authorities earlier this month informing them of the rise. The rise was calculated on September’s Retail Price Index (RPI) rate, at the height of the market, which has since

Bank Machine celebrates 10th anniversary

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first independent cash ATM being installed in the UK. The cash machine was installed by Bank Machine in a Spar store in Birmingham, creating a market that it says has been one of the fastest growing of the last decade.

New venue for APEA 2009

APEA, the conference, exhibition and awards event run by the Association for Petroleum & Explosives Administration, is moving to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for 2009. Next year’s event will be held on October 15th at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, which the group says offers more than 3,000 square

Exxonmobil to invest £1bn in cleaner burning diesel

ExxonMobil is set to invest more than $1 billion in three refineries to boost supply of cleaner burning diesel by about six million gallons per day. ExxonMobil Refining and Supply will construct new units and modify existing facilities at its refineries in Baton Rouge

Tobacco ban proposals branded anti-competitive

 

Tobacco display ban announced

 

Diesel drops to under £1 a litre

 

New partnership deal for Gulf and Arval

Gulf Retail and fleet and fuel management specialist Arval, have entered into a new partnership agreement that will see the continued

Jonathan James to trial M&S franchise

 

ACS welcomes government alcohol crackdown

 

As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?