On 27 March, National Franchised Dealers Association wrote to Kemi Badenoch MP, exchequer secretary to the Treasury, to seek clarifications on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, following the release of further details which have created confusion among employers. “We urge the Government to clarify its guidance on the Job Retention Scheme as the latest information is creating uncertainty in the sector”, said Sue Robinson, director of the NFDA.
“The PRA welcomes the news that seventeen of the UK’s most rural communities are a step closer to getting up to a 5p per litre fuel price cut. The government’s Rural Fuel Rebate scheme has today cleared the major hurdle gaining European Commission (EC) approval”, said Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association.
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has raised their concerns following comments that the industry will be warned for the first time by the Treasury to pass on price cuts to motorists. Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has vowed to write to all main fuel suppliers and distributors for “assurance” that they will pass on the benefits of falling crude oil prices to consumers “as quickly as possible”.