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29 August, 2015

Dealer wins key appeal in duty deferment battle

A PRA member has won a key appeal against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the battle to enable dealers to buy fuel under duty deferment arrangements.

Three of the big four supermarkets have reduced their fuel prices by identical amounts this morning (Thursday, August 27), with cuts that further narrow the gap between diesel and unleaded petrol after petrol price cuts at the weekend.

The UKs first Jet and Spar dual-branded site has opened following the April launch of a new convenience partnership between the fuel brand and the symbol group.

UK petrol consumption has fallen compared with a year ago, despite it being 14ppl cheaper.



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