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9 October, 2015

PRA slams Osborne's rates bombshell

An announcement by chancellor George Osborne that he would abolish the current system of business rates and replace it with a system which allows local authorities to set business rates themselves has been slammed as “another bitter blow to business pragmatism" by the PRA.

Seven sites join Jet network

07 October, 2015

Seven new sites have joined the Jet network during the past couple of months adding a combined volume of more than 13mlpa.

Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has appointed Simon Davis as its new fuel operations director.

A property specialist is predicting prices for forecourt sites are likely to rise in the light of its latest deal in the sector.



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LOCATION: A free tourist guide to North Norfolk gives a warning to motorists that they may find petrol stations tricky to find. It then gives a list of towns with a filling station so a pin in the list and I find myself off to do a stealth check in Burnham Market.

In my last column I reported on the huge upheaval that Kumar Selvakumar's Black Horse Service Station in east London's Walthamstow had undergone due to roadworks. These were not just any old roadworks.

It happened in August. Motorists suddenly found pump prices of diesel were falling more steeply than those of unleaded. By the end of the month the unthinkable had happened on many forecourts diesel was actually cheaper than petrol. For some of the millions of today's diesel drivers this felt like the first time ever.

I'm an early riser and set my alarm for 5.10am. I head off to the gym as soon as it opens for around an hour's work out. Over the past few years the gym has become part of my daily routine and I find it sets me up for the working day.

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