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Brian Madderson retires from PRA and CWA

17/09/2021

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.

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PRA express concern with Business Rates Revaluations

18/08/2021

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.

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PRA comments on the future of Business Rates Revaluations

08/07/2021

“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).

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PRA questions Government’s ‘access to cash’ plan

22/04/2021

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.

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PRA proud to partner with CrimeStoppers for ‘Shopkind’ initiative

19/04/2021

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.

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PRA Chairman comments on freeze in fuel duty

03/03/2021

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.

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