PRA welcomes block of the proposed Sainsbury's and ASDA merger plans
The PRA welcomes the news that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, over fears it would raise prices at the supermarkets' petrol stations”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
Car Wash Association welcomes report by the Clewer Initiative's anti-slavery safe car wash app
Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Car Wash Association (CWA), welcomed the latest report from the Clewer Initiative, the anti-slavery arm of the Church of England, which showed nearly 1000 reports of potential human trafficking made via their mobile app.
Desperate ploy to keep supermarket merger afloat will decimate consumer fuel choice
“The proposed measures to save the struggling merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda will put thousands of independent petrol retailers out of business and decimate consumer choice across the UK, particularly in rural areas”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
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).