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24 October, 2014

PRA requests assurance on fuel duty freeze

PRA chairman Brian Madderson has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, asking him to reaffirm his promise to freeze fuel duty until May 2015.

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has announced it is investing a further 250,000 in its most successful site, Hull West on the A63 Westbound, after a 1m redevelopment was completed at the end of 2012.

Hyundai Motors UK has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and claims to be the first car manufacturer to supply these zero-emission vehicles to paying customers in the UK.

Sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles have increased rapidly, according to the Department for Transport, with a record number of people taking advantage of government grants.



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LOCATION: Very close to the busy centre of the small market town of Romsey is a BP Park & Shop service station. In such a central position it is very accessible and visible thanks to its large branded canopy and pole with prices.

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The devil, as always, is in the detail. Or, in the case of contracts, in the fine print.

There's a scenario which crops up quite often when we're talking with people new to running their own business. We'll be trying to explain something quite well established say, for example, the basic rules covering the treatment of travel expenses in their personal tax returns.

My alarm goes off at 4.28am and somehow myself and our two-year old whippet get up and into the lounge without waking my wife! Banana on toast, black coffee and a catch up with the news and social media follows.

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