More than 50 MPs are calling on the chancellor to cut fuel duty, warning that the haulage industry faces “severe damage” if fuel duty rises in line with RPI next April. The MPs are also calling for the creation of an independent watchdog to monitor pump pricing. In a letter to chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of the Autumn Statement (23 November), Dover MP Charlie Elphicke, chairman of the FairFuelUK (FFUK) all party parliamentary group, called for a cut in fuel duty […]
In my archive, I have a Commercial Motor road test cutting, unusually with an accompanying video, dated 15 December 1996. It is of a back-to-back road test of two identically laden ERF EC12s belonging to BOC Distribution, carried out by Toby Clark, then vehicles editor and me, then engineering editor.
The freeze in fuel duty until the end of the current parliament will deliver “significant benefits to the British freight industry” according to the MD of one of the UK’s largest haulage firms.