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Friday, June 25, 2021
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Support: what’s on offer for businesses

THE funding packages and reliefs available to retailers and other businesses has been changing on a near daily basis since early March.

Tackling tobacco cheats

Illicit tobacco continues to be a blight on the category and it will take collaboration from producers, retailers and government to effectively tackle the problem

A solid outlook for forecourt retailing

Petrol Retailers Association chief executive Brian Madderson talks filling station numbers, fuel price flux and signs of stability for the sector’s future .

New regs are coming

A European Union directive aimed at tracking the passage of tobacco products through the supply chain is scheduled to come into force on 20 May

Vital protection or a lot of hassle?

The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) came into force on April 1. But what is its purpose? And what are the pitfalls for wholesalers...

AWRS: know the rules

THE Scottish Wholesale Association has urged retailers to check their alcohol wholesaler is registered under new rules, which come into force on April 1. After...

Testing times for fuel fraudsters

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has unveiled new roadside fuel-testing equipment to tackle the trade in illicit diesel. The hi-tech equipment has been introduced to...

Dealer wins duty battle

Independent dealer Brobot Petroleum has successfully appealed via the First Tier Tax Tribunal against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) imposition of unreasonable conditions, to...

Are you a wholesaler?

IF a retailer regularly sells large quantities of alcohol to customers, other companies or organisations he or she may have to apply for registration...

Bound by duty

NOTHING is certain but uncertainty in the world of fuel retailing. While oil prices, following a fairly tumultuous period, appear to have stabilised, the...

Taking on the illegal trade

A nationwide media campaign has been launched aimed at combating the sale of illegal tobacco in the UK. Running across more than 70 regional newspapers,...


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says it’s about to crack down on “some of the UK’s most notorious hotspots for the sale and supply...
Enhanced Capital Allowance

Make sure on ECA

THE Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme is designed to encourage the installation of energy-efficient equipment. It offers a 100% First Year Allowance (FYA) for investments...
HMRC has been targeting retailers in Scotland thought to be selling non duty-paid alcohol.

Wholesale chief warns on rogue drinks

PRESIDENT of the Scottish Wholesale Association Asim Sarwar has told Scottish Grocer that amounts of illegal alcohol available in Scotland seem to have reached...

More shops hit in drinks swoops

SHOPS in South Lanarkshire and Glasgow were targeted last month when more than 40 officers from HMRC, South Lanarkshire Trading Standards and Police Scotland...
HMRC officials worked for 48 hours to remove duty-fraud alcohol from three storage untis in the English Midlands.

Scots brands in duty swoop

Glens and Smirnoff seized and counterfeit High Commissioner labels found as English scheme is busted THOUSANDS of litres of Scottish-produced vodka, sold to be distributed...