Petrol stations slam DfT over fuel price allegations

RMI Petrol, the trade association representing petrol stations and forecourt operators, has blasted the Department for Transport for issuing “damaging comments” over the price it sells fuel at. Transport Secretary Justine Greening said retailers should pass on savings to their customers. She said: “Petrol prices go up instantly when wholesale prices rise, but when there […]

Electric vans get cash boost from Government

The Government announced today a new wave of electric vans would be eligible for an £8,000 discount. The Plug-In Van Grant is open to both business and private buyers and allows 20% off the cost of an eligible plug-in van, up to the £8,000 maximum. After announcing which vans were up for discount Transport Secretary […]

Treasury ‘dictating energy policy’

The Shadow Energy Minister has criticised the Government’s energy policies for being dictated by the Treasury. As Energy Minister Charles Hendry announced the National Policy Statements that will be the framework for the industry, his shadow counterpart took the opportunity to air the Opposition’s distaste for Treasury interference in energy policy. Huw Irranca Davies said […]