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September

Government urged to take action on fair energy contracts
19 September, 2012

All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group chair Priti Patel MP has called on the government to take action to promote fair energy contracts for local shops.

Symonds Forecourts raises £40k in “eventful” charity cycling marathon
19 September, 2012

A team of cyclists from Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts has raised more than £40,000 for cancer charities by riding 870 miles in eight days.

Garages get ready for the start of tyre safety month
19 September, 2012

Garages, tyre dealers and other road safety professionals can now start their preparations for October’s tyre safety month by ordering their campaign materials from TyreSafe.

PRA missive to Prime Minister stresses plight of independents
19 September, 2012

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to highlight the colossal increase in the cost of a tanker load of petrol and offering to meet to discuss how the government can help to resolve the issues affecting independent retailers.

Calling all Scottish retailers for PRA forum in Inverness
18 September, 2012

The Office of Fair Trading’s review of the fuel market and the legal requirements of deliveries will be among topics for discussion at the Petrol Retailers’ Association’s next regional forum in Inverness.

MPK agrees Total-branded supply deal on eight former Rontec sites with GB Oils
17 September, 2012

MPK Garages Ltd, the UK’s seventh largest independent forecourt operator, has confirmed that eight free-of-tie filling stations, recently purchased from Rontec Investments LLP, will be supplied by GB Oils under the Total brand.

ACS calls for freeze of minimum wage rate
17 September, 2012

Eighty two per cent of convenience retailers support a freeze in the national minimum wage rate with two thirds of local shops negatively impacted by increased employment costs, according to new findings from the ACS Minimum Wage Survey.

Costcutter plans to roll out digital display units
14 September, 2012

Costcutter Supermarkets Group is to roll out digital window display units across all four of its fascias.

FairFuelUK welcomes Parliament’s resolve to tackle fuel price ‘rigging’
14 September, 2012

FairFuelUK has welcomed the outcome of yesterday’s debate in the House of Commons, which was called to address allegations that the oil markets are being ‘rigged’ and that some wholesalers and retailers are failing to pass on falls in the cost of crude oil.

Concerns over oil price rigging will be investigated, says energy minister
14 September, 2012

Energy minister John Hayes is to write to the Financial Services Authority about the many concerns – including evidence of the rigging of international oil prices – raised in yesterday’s House of Commons debate on fuel prices.

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?