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November

RHA welcomes fuel duty support by SNP
12 November, 2012

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the news that the Scottish National Party are to vote against the 3ppl fuel duty increase planned for January 2013.

Commons vote on Monday as Shadow Chancellor calls for delay to January's fuel duty rise
09 November, 2012

A delay to the proposed 3ppl fuel duty rise in January will be the subject of a House of Commons debate prompted by the Labour party on Monday (November 12).

Imperial Tobacco's challenge on Scottish tobacco vending law to be heard on Monday
09 November, 2012

The legal challenge by Imperial Tobacco against the Scottish Government’s legislation to ban unstaffed tobacco vending machines and tobacco displays at point-of-sale will be heard in court from Monday.

Gatwick the top destination as AA Route Planner celebrates 100 years
09 November, 2012

Gatwick Airport is the top destination requested on the AA Route Planner which is celebrating its centenary year with its 1.5 billionth online route.

RMI slams 'exortionate' fuel prices charged by majors at MSAs
08 November, 2012

Motorway service areas (MSAs) owned or supplied by major oil companies continue to extort their customers by pricing fuel much higher than at their standard company-owned sites, according to Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA).

Retail crime at the top of NFRN's 2013 agenda for independent stores
08 November, 2012

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents launched its 2013 public affairs agenda in the Churchill Room of the House of Commons this week, as parliamentarians listened carefully to the key areas of concern for independent newsagents and convenience store retailers

'Green' tyres more effective at reducing fuel bills and carbon emissions than green vehicle technologies
07 November, 2012

Environmentally friendly tyres are the fastest way to achieve a ‘green return' - the point at which the upfront financial and environmental costs of green vehicle technologies are recouped, and savings begin, according to a new report by the Technical University of Munich. The report, commissioned by Lanxess, a leading producer of high-performance synthetic rubbers, comes at the same time as a new EU law comes into force, requiring anyone selling a new tyre to provide a label demonstrating its fuel efficiency, safety and noise rating.

Supermarkets follow Asda with 2ppl fuel price cut
07 November, 2012

Asda is cutting 2p a litre off diesel and unleaded from tomorrow morning (November 8), with Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons confirming they would match the cut.

75% of UK consumers use Internet for grocery shopping
06 November, 2012

Three-quarters (74%) of UK consumers use the Internet for household grocery shopping activity, according to a study released by consumer insight specialist Nielsen.

Chancellor urged to focus on business rates and banking in Autumn Statement
06 November, 2012

ACS has called on the Chancellor to focus on the cost of business rates and banking in his Autumn Financial Statement on December 5.

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?