IPRA has been very successful and has presented to the Oireachtas Committee on abused fuel, introduced a quality assurance scheme for members and established a fuels group with Revenue that meets regularly to review the problem of abused fuel, reporting requirements of ROM1 and issues faced by retailers on the ground.
We have submitted evidence to the National Consumers Association (NCA) on fuel pricing and lobby Ministers regularly on the issues facing retailers, including unfair competition from unauthorised car washes, pop up retail sites and planning violations.
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Live market movements posted on our website for the coming week.This is valuable information in timing optimal buying arrangements. It also promotes better cash flow on high value fuel costs.
For years the trade has been at the sharp end when it came to increases in Government excise duty – it was normal for consumers to blame the retailer. In addition, the increase in the availability meant the legitimate retailer suffered volume and loss of profits with many retailers closing. A vibrant trade body is necessary to promote the interests of legitimate traders.
IPRA is responsible for promoting the legitimate trade and is supported by its members. We lobby Ministers on excise duty policy and planned changes to planning legislation and health & safety issues. We issue regular press releases promoting the legitimate trade and advise Government on issues affecting your trade. We provide a ‘voice’ for the legitimate trade and this is listened to by Government as we are seen as representative of the trade due to our vibrant membership base.