The government has put in its request to the European Commission (EC) to extend the rural fuel rebate scheme to ten more UK towns. Scotland features heavily in the list with Acharacle, Achnasheen, Appin, Carrbridge, Dalwhinnie, Gairloch and Strathpeffer all nominated. Kirkby-in-Furness, Lynton and Hawes are the applications for England. Wales does not feature at all. A final decision on the areas in the scheme is expected from the EC next year. However the Treasury has previously confirmed that its […]
All new light commercial vehicles in Europe under 3.5t will have to be equipped to make an automatic call to emergency services in the event of an accident from 2015.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is preparing it’s strongest argument yet as to why the government should stop raising fuel duty and actually lower it instead. An economic modelling study, funded by FFUK backer RHA, has been carried out by the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and is predicted to reveal further duty rises will be “devastating for the economy”. “We have issued an invitation to the Treasury to sit down with us and go through the findings of this research,” […]
Fuel duty has been frozen for a fifth year in a row in today’s Budget.