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28 July, 2015

HMRC instigates new controls for alcohol retailers

New controls for alcohol retailers and wholesalers are being introduced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) from October 1 onwards.

Sainsbury’s has announced that from tomorrow - July 28 - it will be cutting the price of diesel by up to 2ppl across its 300 forecourts. This is the third time in less than three weeks that the company has dropped the price of diesel, among a slew of similar announcements by rival supermarkets, including Morrisons which triggered the cuts by putting prices down on Sunday (26), and Tesco, which is cutting prices by 2ppl from 1pm  tomorrow. 

Shell & Paypal have announced the roll out of their new Fill Up & Go mobile payment service following a successful pilot with invited members of the Shell Drivers Club.

A delegation from the NFRN has met with the Welsh government to discuss their concerns over the proposed tobacco retailers’ register.



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