Harlow MP Robert Halfon has called for a parliamentary debate on whether the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should investigate UK fuel prices. The Conservative MP wants a debate and vote to focus on the non-duty portion of petrol and diesel prices: specifically on whether there is a need to investigate possible price-fixing and anti-competitive behaviour by oil wholesalers. Halfon is seeking to table a Commons Motion on the issue, which has been backed by 65 cross-party MPs, and he […]
Home delivery specialist Hermes has branded the Chancellor’s decision to implement a 3ppl rise in fuel duty as “a disaster for the haulage sector”. Jon Tobbell, commercial director at Hermes, says: “Whilst we welcome the freeze in Vehicle Excise Duty, it pales into significance when compared to the pain being experienced by hauliers as a result of the rising price of fuel. “At Hermes we have seen a 30% increase in fuel costs and now spend well over £10m annually. […]
Leading independent fuel supplier Prax Petroleum is expanding its coverage of Wales and the South West of England with the opening of a terminal in Cardiff to add to its Dagenham and Immingham sites.
FairFuel UK (FFUK) and its supporters will hold a rall outside the London HQ of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on Monday (15 July) as the campaign group renews calls for a fair and transparent investigation into oil pricing.