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November

Private buyers main factor in 12.1% year-on-year increase in new car registrations
06 November, 2012

UK new car registrations rose 12.1% to 151,252 units in October, bucking current demand trends in Europe, according to the latest figures from the SMMT, which has revised its forecast for the full year to more than two million units, from 1.94 million in 2011.

Reducing carbon footprint important focus for motorists, BCA research reveals
06 November, 2012

Research conducted among 4,000 motorists for the British Car Auctions 2012 Used Car Market Report shows that reducing their personal motoring carbon footprint has become an important focus for drivers in the past year.

FTA welcomes River Severn Tolls report
05 November, 2012

The Freight Transport Association is optimistic that there is room for further discussion over the relaxation of tolls at the Severn Crossings, and welcomes the fact that the debate has begun in earnest, following the release of the Welsh Report ‘The Impact of the Severn Tolls on the Welsh Economy'.

Spar trials new retailer mobile marketing scheme
05 November, 2012

Spar stores in the South West of England are trialling an new mobile marketing scheme set to help retailers communicate with their customers in a new way.

MPs debate Business Rates Revaluation delay
05 November, 2012

ACS has joined other business groups in calling on MPs to press Ministers to withdraw plans to delay the 2015 rates revaluation in a debate taking place in the House of Commons today (November 5).

Palmer and Harvey managers facing redundancy
05 November, 2012

Many senior managers are facing redundancy at leading wholesaler Palmer and Harvey, as the Brighton-based organisation conducts a fundamental review of its management structure.

Fuel efficient tyres could save firms £500m a year, says Energy Saving Trust
01 November, 2012

UK businesses could reduce fuel costs by up to £500m a year if they fitted more fuel-efficient tyres on their company vehicles, according to new research by the Energy Saving Trust.

Fairbanks to launch ‘plant a tree’ project
01 November, 2012

Fairbanks will be launching an innovative ‘plant a tree’ project at APEA Live 2012’s awards dinner, which the wetstock monitoring company is sponsoring next week.

Dismay at claims that rates delay would benefit forecourts
01 November, 2012

Petrol stations would be among 800,000 premises to see a rise in business rates if revaluations stick to the 2015 date, a government Minister has claimed in a Westminster Hall debate this week.

Greenergy expands with new fuel supply operation in Canada
01 November, 2012

Greenergy, the UK’s leading supplier of gasoline and diesel, is to begin supplying diesel, gasoline and biofuel in Southwestern Ontario, in the second quarter of 2013.

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?