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November

Innovation and efficiency drive success, says Kay Group MD
13 November, 2012

The key to a successful independent forecourt network is embracing innovation and operational improvements, according to the Kay Group’s managing director Richard Cox.

AUK Investments take on cycling challenge
13 November, 2012

Three directors from independent forecourt group AUK Investments have helped raise £7,000 for charity in a 150-mile Coast to Coast cycle race.

Fraser’s overcomes challenges to open new-to-industry site
13 November, 2012

Independent forecourt group Fraser’s Retail has opened a new-to-industry site in Marlborough, Wiltshire, and quickly changed the fuel-buying habits of local motorists after selling 120,000 litres of fuel in the first week.

Motorists will 'waste' £50m on fuel to defrost their cars this winter
13 November, 2012

UK motorists will waste nearly £50 million of fuel this winter by leaving their cars to idle with the engine running in order to defrost them, a new study of regular drivers by Direct Line Car Insurance has discovered.

Autogas 'duty' bound to highlight cheaper motoring
13 November, 2012

With the fuel duty debate once again hitting the headlines, Autogas Limited is championing more affordable motoring by reminding struggling drivers and businesses how much money they could save simply by switching to autogas LPG.

Labour's bid to defer fuel duty rise defeated following House of Commons debate
13 November, 2012

Labour’s motion to delay the Government’s proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise from January to April was defeated by 284 votes to 234 following a debate in the House of Commons last night (Monday 12).

Rock-loving Kingsley wins top Forecourt Sales Assistant award
13 November, 2012

Kingsley Elliff from Suffolk-based AW & D Hammond was the winner of the Forecourt Sector in the Sales Assistant of the Year competition run by Forecourt Trader’s sister publication Convenience Store.

ACS presses Government on rates data
13 November, 2012

ACS chief executive James Lowman has today given evidence to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee, urging the Government to give more details on the impact of delaying business rates revaluation by two years.

Chancellor should give up on fuel duty increases as a bad job, says FTA
13 November, 2012

The Freight Transport Association has hailed yesterday's Parliamentary debate as confirmation that fuel duty has now become a mainstream political issue, and welcomes the suggestion that the Chancellor George Osborne may be about to cancel the increase in fuel duty planned for New Year's Day.

Madderson briefs MPs as Labour's debate on deferring fuel duty rise gets under way
12 November, 2012

As Labour force a debate in the House of Commons today over the deferred 3.02ppl duty rise on January 1, 2013, in an attempt to cancel or at least delay the increase until the spring, it seems that the Coalition and the media have conveniently overlooked the impact of VAT, asserts Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association.

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?