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26 April, 2015

Fuel theft costing average forecourt £3,600 a year

Theft of fuel from Britain’s forecourts cost fuel retailers an estimated £31.4m during 2014 according to the latest Forecourt Crime Statistics Survey from BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate.

Welsh forecourt retailer Brian Llewelyn a'l ferched, in Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire, was announced as the winner of the UK’s Best Forecourt Loo award at this week’s Forecourt Show held at the NEC in Birmingham.

Despite fuel prices being substantially below the level of a year ago, volume sales at stores selling automotive fuel took a surprise fall in March, according to the latest Retail Sales report from the Government’s statistics body.

Jet is using the Forecourt Show 2015, running from April 20-22, as a platform to launch its new convenience initiative, a concept that will give Jet’s 350-plus dealers access to four bespoke levels of retail support.



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It was always likely to be a strange Budget coming as it did just seven weeks before the General Election which looks highly likely to end without any clear winning majority. The Chancellor had to stand up and deliver a Budget that somehow appealed to his existing voters but didn't scare off those who might be thinking of joining them on May 7; and do so in the knowledge that he might not be in a position to put his announced measures into practice after that date.

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