Forecourt workers are essential and should be exempt from self-isolation requirements if double vaccinated, say PRA
The government announcement to exclude essential workers from self-isolation requirements if they have been double vaccinated should be extended to forecourt workers, says the PRA.
PRA comments on Transport Decarbonisation Plan
Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) comments on the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan.
Sale of new diesel and petrol HGV’s to be banned after 2040
The PRA has described a recent announcement by the Department for Transport to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles after 2040 as “optimistic but completely unrealistic”.
PRA comments on the future of Business Rates Revaluations
“Following news that the Government has launched a consultation on the frequency of Business Rates Revaluations, the PRA is concerned that the move will be detrimental to members on the assessment of their businesses valuation and make for a more bureaucratic appeals process. This could then make it more difficult for members to appeal their business rates,” said Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
PRA welcomes The Downstream Oil Resilience Bill
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has welcomed the publication of The Downstream Oil Resilience Bill, which was introduced today (7 July 2021) by Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
PRA endorse public education campaign ahead of E10 Petrol introduction
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) endorse the start of the public education campaign ahead of the introduction of E10 Petrol.
Car Wash Association launches new website
After many months of hard work and dedication, the Car Wash Association (CWA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website.
PRA welcome electric vehicle recommendations in Public Accounts Committee report
Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), said: “The PRA welcome the recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee. We support the process of decarbonisation, but there needs to be a comprehensive plan to enable an effective transition to electric vehicles”.
Gordon Balmer appointed as Executive Director at the Petrol Retailers and Car Wash Associations
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA) have announced that Gordon Balmer has been appointed as their Executive Director and Retail Motor Industry (RMI) Board member. He joined the PRA in 2014 and has served as its Commercial Manager.
PRA questions Government’s ‘access to cash’ plan
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) is calling on the Government to revise its plans on access to cash. Petrol retailers have a vested interest in cash and guaranteeing that it is widely accessible, we welcome provisions in the Financial Services Bill that would reduce restrictions on offering ‘cashback’. However, the legislation appears ill-thought out. It is unclear how businesses would financially benefit from offering a transactionless cashback service. There are also concerns regarding the risk of holding a large amount of cash on site.