The PetrolPromise website, which is pushing for cheaper wholesale fuel prices, has garnered 1,300 signatures of support since May. The campaign, which was founded by Robert Halfon MP and is being supported by the Daily Mail and the Sun newspapers, wants to see pressure put on oil companies to reduce the non-tax element of the price of fuel. It has also called for urgent action on petrol and diesel taxes to see how they can be reduced, stating on its […]
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
Last month to the collective relief of the road transport industry, chancellor George Osborne froze duty once again, announcing September’s 3ppl increase would not happen.
Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry.