Tag: PRA

UK government supports extension of the rural fuel duty rebate scheme

7th March 2017 | 0 Comments

On 28 February, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) raised the issue of the Rural Fuel Duty Rebate Scheme at a meeting with HM Treasury and HMRC. Brian Madderson, PRA chairman, met with Humza Yousaf MSP, minister for transport policy and the islands, for discussions when visiting the Scottish Government in Edinburgh.

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‘Filling stations should be included in rates concessions’ – PRA

27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

There are continuing suggestions from government sources that small businesses, especially those embracing ‘hospitality’, will be given concessions on their business rates liability in the March Budget.

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PRA argues fuel duty cut for economic boost

18th November 2016 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers Association has argued that a cut in fuel duty would help the UK economy tackle the twin challenges of a weaker pound and a stronger oil price. “A fuel duty cut will provide a reassuring boost to businesses and consumers alike”, said chairman Brian Madderson, in a letter to the chancellor following a recent meeting with Treasury officials.

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PRA urges fuel duty cut

8th November 2016 | 0 Comments

With over £5 billion year higher costs to consumer from rapidly rising fuel costs, Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has again written to the chancellor of the exchequer to state the overwhelming case for a three pence per litre cut in duty in his Autumn Statement.

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PRA warns of fuel price rise

11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

“The double impact of the pound weakening against US$ and global oil prices strengthening will cause pump prices to move sharply upwards,“ said Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

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PRA ‘concerned’ over ‘green’ fuel proposals

13th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has written to Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Transport, raising their concerns that government ministers are drawing up plans to introduce new ‘green petrol’, in a move which will push up costs for UK fuel retailers and may force some out of business.

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£1 a litre fuel “is history” says PRA

12th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Petrol retailers across the UK are doing everything in their power to hold down pump prices as the summer driving season continues after the Easter holidays, said the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

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PRA urges chancellor to continue fuel duty freeze in Budget

10th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Petrol retailers’ chief Brian Madderson has called on the chancellor to “keep fuel duty down” in this month’s Budget. Five years ago, the chancellor froze fuel duty, a move the PRA said led to “more goods being purchased and more people being hired.” The PRA has long lobbied for either frozen or reduced fuel duty on the basis that this helps to increase business and consumer spending.

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Brian Madderson to continue as PRA Chairman

16th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has announced that Brian Madderson has agreed to continue his role as Chairman of the Association, following a meeting with PRA Executive Committee. Madderson comments, “Since 2010, the PRA has retained 90 per cent of the top 50 independent petrol retailers in membership, with sites numbering ing over 3,000. Regional committees have been established in both Northern Ireland and Scotland, and we have formed positive relations with key government officials and politicians in all four home countries.

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PRA welcomes Budget’s fuel duty freeze, ‘disappointed’ no cut

8th July 2015 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers’ Association has welcomed the chancellor’s Budget announcement that fuel duty will be frozen, while expressing disappointment that there was no cut. Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association comments: “The PRA has been lobbying Government and the Treasury on the subject of fuel duty, so it is good news to hear the chancellor’s announcement.

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PRA ‘alarmed’ at police comments on petrol theft

4th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has raised their concerns following news that a UK police force has declared that driving away from a petrol station without paying for fuel is no longer considered a crime. Devon and Cornwall Police said it would not investigate such incidents unless there was obvious proof of criminal intent - such as false number plates - and the force has blamed government cuts for the decision.

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PRA joins in call for ATMs to be exempt from business rates

19th March 2015 | 0 Comments

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), which represents Britain’s 5,400 independent petrol filling stations, has joined the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) in calling for ATMs to be exempt from Business Rates.

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Is £1 a litre fuel really likely?

4th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Just last week Energy Minister Amber Rudd raised the prospect of petrol costing less than £1.00/litre ahead of the general election as crude prices continued to fall. However from a low point of $45/barrel for Brent Crude in mid-January, there has been a significant rally back to $54/barrel this week. The point is that this makes is less likely that fuel will get as low as a pound a litre any time soon.

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PRA: Government should take 2p off fuel price

21st January 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the Petrol Retailers Association’s (PRA) meeting with the Exchequer Secretary Priti Patel last week, the PRA is urging the UK Treasury to pass on the benefits of increasing fuel volumes, by immediately cutting fuel duty by 2 pence per litre.

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PRA calls for OFT fuel investigation to re-open

12th December 2013 | 0 Comments

“As Australia’s largest supermarkets cease making fuel offers after a watchdog deems that offering customers discounted petrol is a threat to competition, it is imperative that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) re-open their investigation into the UK fuel market” said Brian Madderson, Petrol Retailers’ Association Chairman.

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