Insurance costs could climb next year although fuel duty will remain frozen, it was confirmed in this afternoon’s Autumn Statement. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that insurance premium tax will increase from 10% to 12% in June 2017. He said: “Insurance premium tax in this country is lower than in many other European countries, and half the rate of VAT. “In order to raise revenue, which is required to fund spending commitments I am making today, it will […]
The FTA has warned operators to remain vigilant about the threat of a fuel duty hike this year.
The government has put in its request to the European Commission (EC) to extend the rural fuel rebate scheme to ten more UK towns.
Campaign group FairFuelUK (FFUK) has made a fresh call for the Chancellor to scrap January’s planned 3ppl rise in fuel duty, after figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed a sharp fall in fuel consumption. Sales of transport fuels fell 6.3% in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2011, made up of a 10.6% fall in petrol deliveries and a 1.6% fall in diesel deliveries. In all, some 6.2 billion litres of diesel […]