Brian Madderson retires from PRA and CWA
The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) would like to announce that following 12 years of service, Brian Madderson is retiring from his position as Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA) on 31 December 2021.
PRA comments on PM’s decision to raise National Insurance
Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) comments on the Prime Ministers decision to raise National Insurance contributions...
The switch to E10 fuel: Check before you fill up
The switch to E10 petrol has has recently been introduced. From 01/09/21, the standard 95% grade petrol will be E10 and contain at least 5.5% and up to 10% ethanol....
PRA express concern with Business Rates Revaluations
In its response to the Government’s consultation on the frequency of Business Rates Revaluations, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) expressed concern that the ‘package of measures’ put forward did not represent a fair and balanced trade-off for ratepayers.
The Petrol Retailers Association welcomes the publication of the Government’s Hydrogen Strategy
Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), commented, “As part of our long-standing support for the sensible decarbonisation of transport, the PRA welcomes the UK Government’s Hydrogen Strategy.
PRA back Daily Mail campaign to end damaging Pingdemic
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) sign up to Daily Mail campaign to end self-isolation for healthy, double-vaccinated workers. Some of the largest employers in the UK, including M&S, Boots and Young’s, have backed the letter.
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.
PRA proud to partner with CrimeStoppers for ‘Shopkind’ initiative
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) are proud to support CrimeStoppers ‘ShopKind’ initiative. The PRA, in partnership with some of the UK’s largest retailers, the Home Office and independent charity CrimeStoppers, have launched the ShopKind campaign to remind the public to treat store workers with dignity.
Ian Paisley MP endorses PRA/CWA call for automatic car washes to reopen immediately
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and Car Wash Association (CWA) have called for automated car washes, which include roll-overs and self-serve jet washes, to be allowed to re-open immediately in Northern Ireland.
PRA largely welcome Spring Budget
The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) was largely satisfied with the Chancellors Spring Budget announcement on the extension of business rates relief.
PRA Chairman comments on freeze in fuel duty
Brian Madderson, Chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA): “As the PRA has campaigned heavily against any rises in fuel duty, we naturally welcome the Chancellors decision today. Fuel duty is a regressive tax on business and livelihoods so any attempt to increase it would have been entirely counter-productive as the economy gets back on track.