RMI Chairman: Independent petrol retailers have had their 'confidence shaken'

The Retail Motor Industry's Chairman, Brian Madderson has written in a letter to the Energy Secretary saying that petrol retailers have had their confidence "abruptly shaken", following the recent fuel crisis. Mr Madderson told Ed Davey:

Independent petrol retailers across the UK have had their confidence shaken by the Government's inability to manage the issue of a potential industrial dispute by Unite affiliated tanker drivers.

It is now very clear to the public and to the media that the Government created a crisis out of a concern, with some ill-conceived recommendations and complete lack of engagement with industry to prepare for possible strike action".

– Brian Madderson, Chairman RMI Petrol

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77% blame Govt for petrol panic

77% of people surveyed for the ITV News Index has said the Government is responsible for causing unnecessary panic over the threatened strike by fuel tanker drivers. Talks aimed at averting a strike will be held on Wednesday.