TSA comments on the new UK Global Tariff

Today the Government has published the new UK Global Tariff (UKGT). The UKGT will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021. This tariff will only apply to goods from countries which the UK does not have a preferential trading relationship with. In response to the news, Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the […]

2020 Tank Storage Conference and Exhibition

Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Tank Storage Association has announced today that it has no choice but to make the necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Tank Storage Conference and Exhibition originally scheduled for 24 September 2020, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members, exhibitors […]

Apprenticeships in the Bulk Liquid Storage Sector – The Next Generation of Talent  

Reynolds Training Services, in conjunction with the Tank Storage Association and Cogent Skills, joined forces to develop the UK’s first apprenticeship specialism for the Bulk Liquid Storage Sector. The Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician specialism is approved by industry for use with the ‘Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard’. This sector leading apprenticeship programme is delivered by […]

Delaying import duty payments as a result of COVID-19

HMRC have released guidance on how to request an extension to the payment period for import duty/import VAT payments. Deferment is not automatic and requires immediate action. HMRC have confirmed that contact lines will be staffed over the bank holiday weekend to deal with requests: Duty deferment account holders Duty deferment account holders who are experiencing […]

Appointment of new SHE Committee Chair and Vice Chair

TSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Derbyshire (PRAX Petroleum Ltd) and Graham Hipkin (Coryton Advanced Fuels Ltd) as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Committee for a period of two years.  SHE Committee members expressed their gratitude to the outgoing Chair, Andy Dickinson for his leadership of the Committee over the […]

TSA responds to the Budget 2020

Commenting on today’s Budget statement, the Tank Storage Association’s Executive Director, Peter Davidson, said: “Today’s Budget comprises a number of key announcements in relation to regional growth, UK infrastructure, business rates as well as support for businesses in light of the global challenge presented by Coronavirus. At a time of substantial change, the Tank Storage Association is […]

TSA comments on E10 petrol consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new consultation on proposals to introduce E10 petrol from 2021, as part of the government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). In response to the news, Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, said: “The bulk liquid storage sector plays a critical role in supporting access to […]

Trade Associations Launch Liquid Biofuel Supply Chain Strategy and Taskforce to Tackle Carbon Emissions

Trade Associations OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have kicked off 2020 with the launch of a future vision for liquid fuels ‘Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels’, which details the steps to be taken toward a transition to 100% biofuel to replace heating oil in […]