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Conciliation resumes this afternoon in attempt to avert Grangemouth strike
15 October, 2013

Grangemouth management will continue conciliatory talks at ACAS this afternoon with the Unite union in an attempt to avert a 48-hour strike which threatens the future of the Scottish refinery.

ACS calls on Chancellor to lift burden of business rate hikes
15 October, 2013

The convenience retail sector could be hit with an increase in business rates totalling nearly £26m next April, following today’s announcement by the Office of National Statistics of a Retail Price Index of 3.2% for September 2013.

PRA welcomes creation of payments regulator
11 October, 2013

The PRA has welcomed government plans for a new regulator for the payments sector, which will have the the power to amend and regulate the fees set by card companies

MPs criticise HMRC's efforts on tobacco smuggling
11 October, 2013

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed a renewed focus from MPs on tackling tobacco smuggling.

CID appeal after major diesel theft from petrol station
11 October, 2013

East Surrey CID have launched an appeal for information following the theft of a large quantity of diesel fuel from a petrol station.

Ram raiders smash hole in Suffolk forecourt shop
11 October, 2013

Ram raiders punched a large hole into the side of a forecourt shop in Suffolk during the early hours of the morning on October 4.

Call to freeze National Minimum Wage
11 October, 2013

Ninety per cent of convenience store owners believe that the 2014 National Minimum Wage rate should be frozen at its current level.

Union claims Grangemouth owner is trying to provoke strike
11 October, 2013

Unite, the union involved in the dispute at the Grangemouth refinery in Scotland, has accused the site’s owner, Ineos, of behaving recklessly, claiming it refused to accept a formal request to use the services of the conciliation service ACAS.

More should be done to tackle illicit tobacco trade, urges PRA
11 October, 2013

The Petrol Retailer’ Association (PRA) today expressed concern at the release of HMRC’s Tax Gap report for tobacco, showing that the UK Treasury is losing billions of pounds a year to the illicit market.

Grangemouth under threat as Unite serves notice of strike action to INEOS
11 October, 2013

Unite has served notice of strike action to Ineos this afternoon (Friday October 11). It claims the company refused further efforts to resolve a dispute over the treatment of a trade union representative and the use of agency workers.

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?