The chancellor has held fuel duty in today’s Autumn Statement meaning no rise for a fifth year running but could have gone further, according to FairFuelUK (FFUK). FFUK, which released new CEBR research ahead of the Autumn Statement and Spending Review, said while no increase was welcome the chancellor “could have been more courageous for the economy’s sake and cut it by 3ppl”. Quentin Willson, spokesman for FairFuelUK, said: “Our intense lobbying, campaigning and empirical economic evidence that cutting duty […]
The road transport industry has sent a joint letter to prime minister Boris Johnson pleading for extra help during the coronavirus pandemic to prevent “widescale business collapse that could reduce capacity by as much as 50%”.
A cross-party group of MPs joined FairFuelUK (FFUK) and its backers today, to deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street calling for a 3ppl reduction in fuel duty in next week’s Budget.
Jesse Norman MP has taken on the role of secretary of state for roads, local transport and devolution at the DfT.