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Institutional apathy makes UK the European centre for rogue hand car washes

15/11/2018

“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).  

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Appeal court rules that ATMs no longer have to pay rates

09/11/2018

“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.   

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PRA budget 2018 comment

30/10/2018

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.

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CWA welcomes responsible car wash scheme

22/10/2018

“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).

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PRA and CWA urge Chancellor to tackle tax evasion in the hidden economy

19/10/2018

“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).

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PRA comments on fuel price disparity

12/10/2018

“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).

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PRA Comments on Road to Zero Strategy

22/08/2018

Following the Department for Transport (DfT) publication of the Road to Zero strategy earlier this week, The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) accepts the White Paper’s ambition of ending the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 and seeing at least 50%, and as many as 70%, of new car sales and up to 40% of new van sales being ultra-low emission by 2030”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the PRA.

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PRA comments on road to zero strategy

12/07/2018

“Following the Department for Transport (DfT) publication of the Road to Zero strategy earlier this week, The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) accepts the White Paper’s ambition of ending the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 and seeing at least 50%, and as many as 70%, of new car sales and up to 40% of new van sales being ultra-low emission by 2030”, comments Brian Madderson, Chairman of the PRA.

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UK government has failed to stop the hand car was epidemic

27/06/2018

It is extraordinary that we are virtually the only EU country where illegal hand car washing has proliferated over the last ten years to the extent seen across the UK.  This must result from the failure of key agencies to enforce their own regulations”, said Car Wash Association Chairman, Brian Madderson, giving evidence in Parliament today.

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PRA highlights importance of cash and digital payments in HMRC consultation

07/06/2018

Following last week’s Visa card system crash which left millions of people unable to pay for goods and services in the UK and across Europe, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has highlighted the many issues that the transition to a cashless economy would bring in their submission to the HM Treasury consultation about Cash and Digital Payments in the New Economy.

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Car Wash Association (CWA) calls for ban on rogue hand car washes

05/06/2018

The automotive industry’s leading car wash trade body has called on the Government to do more to combat the scourge of modern slavery. The Car Wash Association (CWA) has welcomed the Churches’ new Safe Car Wash App launched today, but said this will not alone prevent modern slave masters exploiting slave workers and breaching a whole series of legal requirements that businesses should follow.

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PRA comments retail road fuel shocks ahead

10/05/2018

“Tensions in the Middle East were compounded with the news this week that President Trump is taking the US out of the joint US/Russian/European agreement with Iran. This allowed some lifting of economic sanctions in return for closer control over their nuclear programme. Together with turmoil in Venezuela, reducing volumes from African producers and a much-reduced global oil inventory, crude oil prices are set to ramp up swiftly.” Comments Brian Madderson, Charmain of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).

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