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March

Fuel duty rebate scheme comes into force for remote islands
01 March, 2012

The government’s pilot of a rural fuel duty rebate scheme giving motorists in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands a 5ppl discount on pump prices has come into force today.

OFT refuses to investigate news supply chain
01 March, 2012

News retailers have condemned the Office of Fair Trading’s decision not to conduct a full investigation of the news and magazines supply chain.

Thieves use cloned fuel cards to fill up
01 March, 2012

Two thieves have used a cloned fuel card to fill up with almost £1,000 worth of petrol at forecourts across Coventry.

Assisant robbed at knifepoint
01 March, 2012

A forecourt assistant in Essex was robbed of thousands of pounds at knifepoint by a masked man. According to the Basildon Recorder newspaper, the incident happened at Bell Corner Service Station in Stanford-le-Hope at around 1am on February 24.

Getaway driver jailed
01 March, 2012

The getaway driver in a raid on a forecourt ATM has been jailed for two years.

Forecourt robber jailed
01 March, 2012

A man who robbed an Edinburgh petrol station at knifepoint has been jailed.

Increasing tax on tobacco would boost illicit trade, says JTI
29 February, 2012

Latest estimates from Japan Tobacco International (JTI) have revealed that, on average, over a quarter (27%) of tobacco smoked across the country is non-UK duty paid (NUKDP), leading to revenue loss to the Treasury of billions of pounds. Although this latest data represents a continuation of a declining trend in NUKDP, JTI says tax increases in the Budget could undermine the progress that has been made.

February 29 is a 'nice little earner for the Government', says AA
29 February, 2012

An extra weekday of commuting, the school run and other car use, courtesy of the leap year, will generate an additional £56.3 million in fuel duty revenue for the Government, says the AA.

Three oil companies make 2012 list of Consumer Superbrands
28 February, 2012

BP, Shell and Texaco have been named a Consumer Superbrand in the 2012 independent survey of over 2,000 British consumers undertaken by The Centre for Brand Analysis. The Superbrands ranking, now in its 13th year, claims to be an influential barometer of brand strength in the UK.

Tanker driver union Unite warns of national strike action
28 February, 2012

Fears over safety and growing instability in the fuel industry are pushing oil tanker drivers closer to national strike action,  Britain’s largest union, Unite, has warned.

Amid all the political turmoil, do you feel as prepared as you can be for EU exit on October 31, deal or no deal?