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 […]
Rising fuel prices forcing firms to freeze recruitment and vehicle upgrades, according to FairFuelUK and FTA survey
Rising fuel costs are forcing logistics businesses to freeze recruitment, lay-off staff and delay vehicle upgrades, according to a new study from FairFuelUK (FFUK) and FTA.
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 […]
Both DHL and the RHA have urged Grangemouth Refinery owner Ineos, the Unite union and workers at the plant, to swiftly resolve their differences and resume fuel production.