In response to Fair Fuel UK's campaign to establish a fuel price regulator
It is not the first time a “Pumpwatch” supervisory body has been called for by this lobbying organization and the APPG for Fair Fuel. PRA regards it as unnecessary. The proper body to look into unfair pricing of retail fuel would be the Competition and Markets Authority. It has no plans at present to launch a new inquiry as their previous inquiry found no evidence to support anti-competitive pricing allegations
Institutional apathy makes UK the European centre for rogue hand car washes
“The CWA welcomes the detailed and insightful report published today by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), which highlights the need to introduce operating licences for hand car washes to prevent exploitation of workers and water pollution”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Car Wash Association (CWA).
Appeal court rules that ATMs no longer have to pay rates
“It is fantastic news that the Appeal Court has confirmed that ATMs will no longer have to pay rates. This will benefit all those that still use cash on a regular basis and were desperately worried as banks and post offices closed branches and PRA members had to start charging or see the Through-the-Wall (TTW) ATMs removed”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), representing 70% of all UK forecourts.
Police are ‘victim blaming’ petrol retailers to cover their own failure to takle forecourt crime
“Instead of ‘victim blaming’ petrol retailers, the police should be honest that they are struggling to deliver their commitment to reduce crime”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
PRA budget 2018 comment
FUEL DUTY: The Petrol Retailers’ Association welcomes the Chancellors confirmation in today’s budget that fuel duty will continue to be frozen for a further 12 months. This will be the ninth year in a row that this tax has been unchanged.
PRA urges the treasury over new small business rates relief scheme
“The PRA is seeking urgent confirmation from the Treasury that Petrol Filling Stations (PFS) will be eligible for Small Business Rates Relief which is due to be announced in today’s Budget”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
CWA welcomes responsible car wash scheme
“The CWA welcomes the launch of the Responsible Car Wash Scheme which should prove valuable for improving compliance in existing hand car washes”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Car Wash Association (CWA).
PRA and CWA urge Chancellor to tackle tax evasion in the hidden economy
“The Chancellor must use the upcoming budget to tackle tax evasion in the ‘hidden economy’, where unregulated businesses such as those in the hand car wash sector are failing to pay the taxes desperately needed to fund our public services”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA).
PRA comments on fuel price disparity
“Following the steep rise in diesel prices, drivers are now paying 5ppl more to fill up, as a gap opens up at the pump between unleaded petrol and diesel”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
Treasury could raise £1.45bn to reduce fuel duty by tackling tax evasion by unregulated hand car washes
“The Chancellor would have been able cut fuel duty if all the tax owed by the hand car wash sector had been paid”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement that fuel duty will be frozen in this month’s Budget.