FairFuelUK (FFUK) co-founder Howard Cox has said he is “absolutely disgusted” with the Labour Party’s apparent disinterest in the issue of fuel prices, after a fringe event on the subject held at the Labour Party conference in Manchester attracted just a handful of attendants. FFUK spent around £4,000 – including paying over £2,600 to Labour itself – to send five delegates to the conference and hold the fringe meeting, which was chaired by FFUK spokesman and motoring journalist Quentin […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) joined forces with fifty MPs yesterday to present an independent economic report to the Treasury, which argues that cutting fuel duty will boost the haulage industry and the wider economy.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will publish the result of its call for information on the UK petrol and diesel market on Wednesday (30 January). The report is expected to identify whether there are any competition concerns within the UK fuel market to warrant the launch of an investigation. The OFT began gathering information from the industry, motoring groups and consumer bodies in September, and its decision has been awaited keenly. Pressure group PetrolPromise has been pushing for a […]
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. […]