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January

Minister urges caution on minimum wage
01 February, 2013

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed government evidence to the Low Pay Commission urging caution on future minimum wage increases and their impact on employment.

FTA dismisses fuel report as irrelevant
01 February, 2013

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has dismissed the OFT report into the fuel supply market saying it will do nothing about the high level fuel duty, which is the real issue affecting retail prices.

Opportunity to influence licensing reform
01 February, 2013

Businesses have until 6 February to take part in the Government’s consultation on licensing reform.

Euro Garages adds 45 Esso sites
01 February, 2013

Euro Garages has confirmed the completion of its deal to acquire 45 Esso sites (Forecourt Trader, October).

CCTV released of machete raider
31 January, 2013

Police investigating a robbery at a BP garage in Hythe, Kent, have released images of a man they want to speak to.

OFT report a 'missed opportunity' says Forum
31 January, 2013

The Forum of Private Business has described the OFT’s decision not to launch a full investigation into the state of fuel pricing as a ‘missed opportunity’.

Imo puts 48 sites up for sale
31 January, 2013

IMO Car Washes has put 48 of its sites up for sale through Manchester-based chartered surveyors Hindley Lawrence.

P&H launches software for forecourts
31 January, 2013

Software to help forecourts understand their local customer base, and tailor the product range to their needs, is being made available to Palmer and Harvey customers.

Robbery at Huddersfield forecourt
30 January, 2013

Kirklees CID are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at Lockwood Filling Station on Lockwood Road in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

No to full investigation as OFT concludes competition in road fuel sector is working well
30 January, 2013

There is no evidence of anti-competitive practices being used against independent fuel retailers on a national scale, according to the much-awaited review of the petrol retailing sector by the Office of Fair Trading, published today.

As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?